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Christmas saving ideas

Nov 30, 2010

We all enjoy the joy of giving at Christmas time but seem to pay for it in January once the credit card bill comes in. Here a few timely tips to save money this festive season.

Paid parental leave

Nov 23, 2010

Tags: ChildrenFamily

From 1 January 2011, eligible working parents of children born or adopted after that date may get the government-funded Paid Parental Leave Pay to help them care for a new baby. The pay is for up to 18 weeks at the minimum wage (currently $570).
There is a whole raft of government benefits that families can, and should, access. Here is a list that you could be claiming.

Tags: Family

Where self education expenses are not deductable

Tags: Family

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  • "A really interesting question Mel. Whilst negative gearing of a rental property is great for the higher earning spouse as there is a nice tax deduction which comes back to them, it comes to bite..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Mar 04, 2020 9:36PM

    Post: Marriage

  • "Your refund is your asset. It would be up to the courts to determine if you have to share your assets when you settle your split."

    By: Mr Taxman at Mar 04, 2020 9:28PM

    Post: Marriage

  • "Sorry to hear Emma. Generally speaking when it comes to completing your income tax return and including spouse details, a spouse includes another person who: * you were in a relationship with that..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Mar 04, 2020 9:22PM

    Post: Marriage

  • "Admittedly not too much depreciation with a 2011 car but there will still be a few $$$ there still. My motto is that you would pick up $20 if it was on the ground so why not claim it in your tax..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Mar 04, 2020 8:59PM

    Post: Claiming car expenses

  • "Geez 15 hours is a long shift. I certainly hope you get some breaks during the week. Generally, meals are considered a private expense. You can only claim a deduction for meals when you receive..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Mar 04, 2020 8:48PM

    Post: Claiming car expenses