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FORMER Treasurer Peter Costello drew fire from financial planners and political foes alike yesterday. He was called heartless and impulsive for trying to blame advisers for over-enthusiastically directing clients into superannuation investments that have crashed horribly since last year.

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It barely rates a mention in Treasury chief Ken Henry's 366-page review of the tax system, but something desperately needs to be done to reduce the burden of tax compliance on individual taxpayers.

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Buying a computer is cheaper than leasing in the long term but some small businesses may have other plans for their dollars.

Don't be mired by fear

Jun 27, 2008

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IF that tax-saving strategy you've been offered doesn't quite sound right, it probably isn't

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Soaring petrol prices have failed to persuade the Australian Taxation Office to offer bigger tax deductions for car running costs this financial year.

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