You may have heard recently that you can claim your handbag on your tax bill. Like many others who have called their accountants in the past month, it may have prompted you to ask "what else can I claim this year?"
The bottom line with negative gearing is that your investment is making a loss, and those banking on windfalls down the track are playing a risky game, writes Andrew Robertson.
IT sounds like something from a spy movie, but instead of James Bond, it’s coming from the Australian Taxation Office.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says Treasurer Scott Morrison should focus on winding back generous superannuation tax breaks for millionaires if he is serious about fixing loopholes in the retirement system.
Lack of clarity around the transitional arrangements for 22,500 existing financial planners, in light of the Federal Government's move to impose new minimum education standards on new planners, could risk them exiting the industry, a financial services training provider said.
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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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