It’s episode 50 of Mind Your Own Retirement with your effervescent host and the holder of Australia’s favourite pipes, John Deeks.
Unprecedented numbers of us have had to work from home this year and for many, navigating what to claim as allowable tax deductions is perplexing. Moreover, any resultant tax refund is especially important for those who have had their hours reduced, pay rate slashed or lost their jobs altogether and need this money now more than ever.
Every dollar counts right now so don't be afraid to fight for what you're entitled to when it comes to your deductions, says tax expert Dr Adrian Raftery.
When Hayley Stephens and Robert Fagan began planning the launch of their e-commerce business in January, a global pandemic was not on their radar. Ms Stephens and her brother-in-law Mr Fagan joined forces to create Beechville Lane – an online baby and new mum gift hamper business featuring iconic Australian brands.
Australians can expect a bigger tax return this financial year due to a combination of lower taxable incomes and higher claims for work-related expenses, tax experts have said.

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  • "Definitely can claim the trips to customers and should be able to claim the trips to the observatory when you have the bulky equipment for the repairs. I would be curious to know how much you are at..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Dec 20, 2020 11:08PM

    Post: Claiming car expenses

  • "Hi mrtaxman, I am employed at my home office, I am usually required daily to attend our remote mountain top observatory. I need to check overnight correspondence, see if I will need supplies from..."

    By: Carl at Dec 18, 2020 1:40AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses

  • "If you operate under the logbook method then the fuel wil form part of your total fuel bill for the year which you then apply the business-related percentage. Doesn't matter if didn't get paid from..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Dec 01, 2020 6:44AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses

  • "I am running a small business as a sole trader. I attended some work related training the other day but forgot to pay for the fuel required to travel to and from this training with my business..."

    By: Liz Evans at Nov 30, 2020 4:22AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses

  • "I separate everything mate, when it comes to the taxman, so the numbers you see on the RHS of your Statement are not inclusive of your Swaps or Commissions. I have a P/L and then I have P/L of..."

    By: Greg Croot at Nov 23, 2020 11:26AM

    Post: Foreign currency trading