The new financial year has arrived which comes with it the annual obligation to submit our income tax return by 31 October. For many of us, the process is as painful as having your teeth pulled but the rewards can be great. Dr Adrian Raftery, a senior lecturer at Deakin University and author of 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax - Legally! 2014-2015 edition (Wrightbooks, June 2014, AU$24.95) shares with us seven common mistakes to avoid when doing your tax this year.
IT’S entirely erroneous to believe running a self-managed super fund is much more expensive than being a member of a super fund regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, says Adrian Raftery.
The only constant about tax is change. Dr Adrian Raftery, a senior lecturer at Deakin University and author of 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax - Legally! 2014-2015 edition (Wrightbooks, June 2014, AU$24.95), provides us with some of the tax changes coming into play from 1 July 2014.
The only constant about tax is change. Dr Adrian Raftery, a senior lecturer at Deakin University and author of 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax - Legally! 2014-2015 edition (Wrightbooks, June 2014, AU$24.95), provides us with some of the new tax rules that came into effect in 2013/14.
Although higher earners are in the spotlight with the debt levy, not many people will escape paying higher tax thanks to a raft of changes from July 1. There are also more opportunities to build tax-effective superannuation in the new financial year, as well as other tweaks that may affect your household’s bottom line.
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  • "Good pick up JAson - now corrected. Thanks. Makes the numbers even worse doesn't it!"

    By: Adrian Raftery at May 21, 2020 11:58PM

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  • "I would be hesitant to do that Stacey. If they have the recepts it should show location, date & length of parking so should match up with diary/Outlook calendar of where they were & what clients..."

    By: Mr Taxman at May 21, 2020 1:06AM

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  • "there is a error on your calculation, Car limit should apply on both depreciation and GST."

    By: Jason at May 20, 2020 11:43PM

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  • "Hi, can you apply log book percentage to parking expenses if the client has all of the parking invoice but can't pin point which ones relate to work trips? can's find anywhere to say that I can't do..."

    By: Stacey at May 20, 2020 12:42AM

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  • "Yes you will need to keep a log book of your travel for a minimum of 12 weeks in order to claim the work-related portion of your car's running expenses. Note the first and last trips of the day..."

    By: Mr Taxman at May 19, 2020 3:40AM

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