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Reader question: I am considering purchasing an investment property (residential unit) through my self-managed super fund. I have heard about the tax concessions available through the SMSF, but with superannuation of just over $100K, I’d like to know if the costs involved in setting-up the SMSF (and running it) will be worth going ahead with.

Book launch - 101 ways to save money on your tax

Do you detest paying tax, but like receiving a tax refund cheque in the mail? Are you getting all you're entitled to? You could be letting the government keep hundreds, even thousands, of your hard-earned dollars each year - and you wouldn't even know about it!

Don't Trust Everything

Jul 18, 2011

My wife and I purchased our former PPOR (in VIC) three years ago for $326,000 plus stamp duty and fees. We borrowed $250,000 to do this and used savings for the balance. On the loan we now owe $204,000. We have paid $27,700 in extra repayments (not in offset). After renos and market growth the house is now worth ...
The new financial year has arrived which comes with it the annual obligation to submit our income tax return by 31 October. For many of us, the process is as painful as having your teeth pulled but the rewards can be great. Adrian Raftery, author of 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax – Legally! shares with us eight common traps to avoid when doing your tax this year.

2011/12 fee schedule

Jun 15, 2011

If you would like one of Australia's leading tax experts and author of top-selling 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax - Legally!, then please be advised that my schedule of fees is as follows:
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