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The dangers of DIY tax

Aug 03, 2014

MILLIONS of taxpayers who do their own tax returns are being warned to watch out for the traps that can be costly at this time of the year.
Do you drive for work purposes? Although in most cases you can't claim the expense of your daily commute on your taxes, if you use the car while performing your work duties you may have a valid deduction. It's worth taking a closer look at how and when you can deduct car-related expenses, in order to potentially save a bundle on transport.
The Commonwealth Bank has moved to tighten up the education standards of its financial planners, in a pre-emptive move to get changes in place ahead of likely formal obligations down the track.
BUMPER returns on retirement savings have delivered double-digit growth for fund members but making slight tweaks to accounts can also help add thousands of dollars to your balance.
SELF-MANAGED super funds have slammed proposals to cap the amount wealthy investors can accumulate in the tax-advantaged funds at $2.5 million.
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  • "A really interesting question Mel. Whilst negative gearing of a rental property is great for the higher earning spouse as there is a nice tax deduction which comes back to them, it comes to bite..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Mar 04, 2020 9:36PM

    Post: Marriage

  • "Your refund is your asset. It would be up to the courts to determine if you have to share your assets when you settle your split."

    By: Mr Taxman at Mar 04, 2020 9:28PM

    Post: Marriage

  • "Sorry to hear Emma. Generally speaking when it comes to completing your income tax return and including spouse details, a spouse includes another person who: * you were in a relationship with that..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Mar 04, 2020 9:22PM

    Post: Marriage

  • "Admittedly not too much depreciation with a 2011 car but there will still be a few $$$ there still. My motto is that you would pick up $20 if it was on the ground so why not claim it in your tax..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Mar 04, 2020 8:59PM

    Post: Claiming car expenses

  • "Geez 15 hours is a long shift. I certainly hope you get some breaks during the week. Generally, meals are considered a private expense. You can only claim a deduction for meals when you receive..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Mar 04, 2020 8:48PM

    Post: Claiming car expenses