Don't Trust Everything

Jul 18, 2011

My wife and I purchased our former PPOR (in VIC) three years ago for $326,000 plus stamp duty and fees. We borrowed $250,000 to do this and used savings for the balance. On the loan we now owe $204,000. We have paid $27,700 in extra repayments (not in offset). After renos and market growth the house is now worth ...

Is Super Compulsory?

Jul 17, 2011

What is the least amount of superannuation you can pay? Can you email payroll and decide to not pay super anymore?
Following the carbon tax announcement today, here are the proposed tax cuts for individuals effective 1 July 2012 ... but are they really that sweet?
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. Adrian Raftery, author of 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax – Legally! shares with us eight common traps to avoid when doing your tax this year.
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) today released their Compliance Program 2011-12, a publication which outlines key focus areas attracting ATO attention for the coming year. Here are a few of the more interesting statistics coming out of that report together with comments from Mr Taxman himself, Adrian Raftery, author of 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax - Legally!
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  • "Congrats Bikash. If you are working as an accountant (or in the general field) then you can prepay your CPA course fees & claim as a tax deduction this year as work-related self education study. If..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Jun 25, 2020 1:39AM

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  • "Hi Adrian, I bought your new book, got my free $500 after co-contribution. I am planning to my CPA, enrolment starts 30 June 2020 but semester only begins on August 2020. Can i claim the..."

    By: Bikash at Jun 23, 2020 3:59AM

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  • "If you run a business Bikash you could claim in full via the instant asset write-off. However if you are an employee you will need to depreciate the laptop & only claim a very small amount in your..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Jun 22, 2020 9:28AM

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  • "Can i claim laptop purchase with covid?"

    By: Bikash Rai at Jun 21, 2020 8:25AM

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  • "You won't be able to claim a deduction for car parking unless a0 you park for less than four hours between 7am and 7pm; or b) you park more than 1km from work (ie not close proximity to work)."

    By: Mr Taxman at Jun 15, 2020 7:33AM

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