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Last week the Tax Commissioner Michael D'Ascenzo launched ‘100 People,’ an innovative online presentation that represents all the individual taxpayers in Australia as though they were one hundred people.
The fringe benefits tax car parking threshold for the FBT year commencing 1 April 2011 is $7.71.
In his fourth attempt, Wayne Swan delivered another tame, yet solid, Federal Budget for the nation this week. The $22.6 billion deficit is scary and is actually $12.3 billion more than what was expected due to lower tax revenue. But the Treasurer is predicting a return to surplus in two years' time. Good news.
The Tax Office has some useful tips and information to help businesses start the new year on the right foot. There are some important things all small businesses need to remember, including good record keeping practices, meeting GST obligations, reporting, paying tax and superannuation.
If you are a trustee of a Self Managing Superannuation Fund (SMSF) you have a range of responsibilities that you must adhere to in the day-to-day operation of your fund. Here is a checklist outlined in the Government's Role and Responsibilities of Trustees paper which details what you must be aware of as a trustee of a SMSF.
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  • "Hi Mr Taxman, I am married to my wife for 3 years now and it is the first time for us to lodge tax return in AU as we moved here in June 2016. I opened a personal bank account and deposited some..."

    By: Jure at Aug 16, 2017 5:39AM

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  • "hi, i run a small business that is yet to turn a profit as my start up expenses were high. Is it possible to offset these losses against my husband income?"

    By: heidi at Aug 15, 2017 11:19PM

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  • "Hi, not sure if this is travel or vehicle expenses..... Home is in town A - employer is located in town A (but I rarely work there). Get seconded for 12 months to town B (120km away) and other..."

    By: Jason at Aug 04, 2017 4:04AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses

  • "I've paid my outstanding HECS debt so my balance is now $0. My question is......Is it a good idea to keep the HECS coming out so at tax time I get a large lump sum back OR cancel my HECS and receive..."

    By: Sophie at Jul 31, 2017 8:38AM

    Post: Two important dates for those with HECS/HELP debts

  • "Hi Mr Taxman, my company allows claims on mileage. But I'm wondering if it's better to claim the whole lot at tax time via logbook method instead of claiming it through my company? Thanks in advance."

    By: Jac at Jul 31, 2017 7:06AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses