HANDBAGS, make-up, guard dogs and garden gnomes are among the deductions that may help deliver Australians a handy tax refund in the next couple of months.
THEY say there are only two certainties in life — deaths and taxes. But when it comes to tax time, some things may be less certain and you can’t always bank on a refund.
With the end of the financial year looming, it pays to get your paperwork in order to make the most of deductions and benefits.
E-TAX, the free online tax return system used by millions of taxpayers, has been shut down by the Australian Taxation Office.
30 June is rapidly approaching and it is time to do some urgent tax planning. Dr Adrian Raftery, a senior lecturer in tax, financial planning and superannuation at Deakin University and author of 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax - Legally! 2016-2017 edition (Wrightbooks, June 2016, AU$24.95), gives some excellent tips for you to action and maximise your tax refund this year.
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  • "In the Business Income schedule. Note the losses can only be offset against normal income if you satisfy one of the non-commercial loss tests."

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