Higher-income earners can minimise the impact of the federal government's budget tax hikes and welfare cutbacks by deferring income, prepaying expenses and possibly splitting superannuation contributions with their spouse, according to tax experts.
Four weeks might not seem like a long time but what you do this month could have a significant impact on your upcoming tax bill or refund. Yes, June 30 is rolling around again and along with getting your shoebox out and paperwork organised, the coming weeks represent a last-chance opportunity to organise your affairs to save on tax.
AS soon as Wayne Swan finished delivering his budget speech on Tuesday, the nation's accountants and financial advisers had began thinking of ways to mitigate tax hikes and welfare cutbacks suffered by their clients. The government constantly tweaks the rules, but tax planners always adapt.
WHILE the May budget has cut back some of the tax benefits of using trusts, legislation introduced into federal parliament this week will provide much needed certainty for the 1.5 million Australians who are beneficiaries of these investment vehicles.
When you were a kid there was always a doofus in the playground who claimed their mum gave them $20 when they lost a tooth, which seemed hard to believe. So what’s the going tooth fairy rate these days?
An essential money-saving resource for every Australian who pays tax – updated for the 2020-2021 tax year and including the latest COVID-19 pandemic government relief measures.

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  • "My wife is an employee working in Disability, she has to go from place to for her work and we will use the Logbook method. How much can you claim on your tax for mechanical repairs? Our car his given..."

    By: Brian Thomson at Jul 16, 2021 3:42AM

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  • "I work as a lecturer for 5 universities. for 3 universities I am sessional lecture, for 1 university I work 4 days a weeks, and for 1 university i get paid through GST invoice. I have ABN and I pay..."

    By: Neeraj at Jul 15, 2021 2:10PM

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  • "You will need to show what your employer pays as income & then separately claim for your car. Based on those sort of kms, the cents per kilometre method probably won't be the one to claim but rather..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Jun 24, 2021 4:11AM

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  • "The debt will have no impact on your returns but any future refunds that he is entitled to needs to be offset against that debt. May I recommend that he arranges a payment plan with the ATO ASAP."

    By: Mr Taxman at Jun 24, 2021 4:05AM

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  • "I travel from home to up to 3 to 4 farms a week carrying around vaccination equipment and heavy beak trimming machines, employer pays me a cents per KLM after the first 100 KLM every day, i average..."

    By: Daniel at Jun 23, 2021 1:11AM

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