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Most investors don't know exactly why they love property but you can bet the fact that you can actually touch and feel it has a lot to do with it. This tangible nature of property is just one reason why bricks and mortar will always remain a popular choice for investors, particularly in times of economic uncertainty.

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The first whiff of winter in the air generally marks the start of the financial silly season, when rational investors seek irrational answers to the challenge of cutting this year's tax bill.

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If you are a travel consultant who is thinking of putting that family trip overseas down as a work-related expense on your tax return, it might serve you well to think again.

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Those who work from home or use their own car for their job could face heavy scrutiny of work-related expenses over the next year in a new tax office crackdown, accountants warn.

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Feb 13, 2008

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Gyrations on the sharemarket can spook even steely investors but the turbulence is particularly unsettling for those nearing retirement.

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  • "Hi. I came to Australia as a de-facto spouse. I have recently taken out a couples private health insurance policy for my partner and I and a reciprocal health care plan ontop for my partner only..."

    By: Lucy Howe at Aug 20, 2017 7:20AM

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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

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