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OK I know that this is not tax advice today, but sometimes solving computer problems is worth more than an extra $1,000 in your tax refund cheque. Well maybe not that much but you know what I mean.

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A few months ago I took up an offer for an Accounting Doctoral Scholarship with the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). After 21 years in professional practice, as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Taxation Institute, coupled with a number of national awards, it was fair to say that I thought I knew it all in accounting ... but did I really?

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Had a very interesting question come up in last week's lecture on equity accounting about companies exerting strong significant influence but not having control of another company. Strong significant influence could occur when say Company A owns 49.9% but obviously don’t have control of the voting power of Company B.
Here are the acceptable amounts for the reasonable food component in the 2011-12 financial year in respect of Living Away From Home Allowances
In his fourth attempt, Wayne Swan delivered another tame, yet solid, Federal Budget for the nation this week. The $22.6 billion deficit is scary and is actually $12.3 billion more than what was expected due to lower tax revenue. But the Treasurer is predicting a return to surplus in two years' time. Good news.
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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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