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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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  • "Hi, my wife and I have a SMSF and hold physical gold in the name of the super in a safe at home. Can I put in a CCTV system around the house for the security of the gold and claim the cost of the..."

    By: Wael at Feb 17, 2018 3:18AM

    Post: Foreign currency trading

  • "Hi, I have two properties, one is my home without mortgage and another is rental property has $300k mortgage. If I sell my home for $500k, and I used the money to buy shares, I move into my rental..."

    By: Tim Wong at Feb 05, 2018 9:30AM

    Post: Borrowing to buy shares

  • "Hi- I have been using a hire car for work purposes only as I do no have a car and I do not use it for private use. My employer does not give a car allowance but specify that travel is required as..."

    By: jodie at Feb 01, 2018 1:20AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses

  • "Hi mr taxman As I have not been over here in wa long and keep being told claim this claim that I would like to know what I can claim ok so I’m full time employed as a carpenter and need to carry..."

    By: Chris at Jan 30, 2018 10:15PM

    Post: Claiming car expenses

  • "I had a contract to work at a mine site some 1100ks from my house in Cairns for 6 months. Contract required me to live local. I worked 9 days on 5 off. Can I claim any milage for travel between the..."

    By: Mark at Jan 26, 2018 2:43AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses