TAX time moves up a gear this weekend and many Australians are missing out on big money by forgetting deductions they are entitled to claim.
The Australian Taxation Office has been criticised for targeting regular hard-working Australians instead of multinational corporations, but an expert says taxpayers should not be deterred from claiming everything they are entitled to.
THERE has been a big jump in the number of Australians rushing to grab a fast tax refund, but there’s a potential sting. Tax specialists warn that being quick off the mark can result in costly errors because Australian Taxation Office technology is likely to spot undeclared income.
JULY is the cruellest month. T.S. Eliot claimed in ‘The Wasteland’ that it was April, but he was wrong. As anyone who has stared down June 30th knows, July brings with it a heavy burden of guilt.
The new financial year is here which comes which comes with it the annual obligation to submit our income tax return by 31 October. Like most, you are probably in a mad panic trying to find your receipts to scrap together in a futile attempt to boost your refund (or worse reduce your payable) with some last-minute claims. For others, 1 July brings around a new sense of hope with a whole year to get our tax planning right in 2017/18.
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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

    Post: Claiming car expenses