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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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    By: Billie at Feb 13, 2020 6:57AM

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  • "hi, I am currently a housewife and I plan to start a business. I do not want to mention this income to my husband when we do our individual tax returns. (I love my husband but he is stubborn and he..."

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  • "Regarding the $30k tax write off,what is the eligibility criteria for used vehicles. Is there a klm or build year limit?"

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  • "Hi, I am a doctor and I am contracted to work at Hospital "A". I however rotate every 10 weeks in different hospitals for my work (say Hospital "B" a few months ago). Am I able to claim car travel..."

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