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Tags: Family

It may seem strange that an accountant would say that money is not important. But I was lucky in that I was never brought up to be materialistic.

Tags: Family

Here are multi-billion companies, with all the latest technology, smartest people, etc in the world. Yet when it comes to approving a piddly little loan, of say $10,000, for a good customer (with a great credit history and track record) that they can’t make a decision themselves UNLESS they have a letter from the customer's accountant saying what the purpose of the loan is.
Times are tough so every dollar saved counts. Last week I provided the first ten of my top twenty tax tips for this financial year. This week I now provide you with my Top Ten Tax Tips for 2009. Remember that tax planning should be 365 days per year not just one month. These strategies are just as useful on 1 July.
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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