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Money Magazine's Book of the month: 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax - Legally!

Jun 05, 2014

Tax expert Adrian Raftery has released his latest edition of 101 ways to save money on your tax – legally to help you minimise your tax debt while maximising your return. Raftery is one of the youngest Australian accountants to advance to Fellowship with the Institute of Chartered Accountants, at the age of 33. He is a senior lecturer at Deakin University and appears in the media talking about all matters relating to tax and finance.

Individuals who own an investment property, have a family, work as an employee or run their own business will benefit from reading this book. Raftery also incorporates the latest changes to tax legislation as a result of the May federal budget, so you’ll be up to speed on the latest amendments.

Throughout the book, Raftery offers handy tips, tax facts, pitfalls, FAQs and proposed changes for different scenarios. The book is broken into nine parts, starting with you and your family, your employment, education, investment property, shares, superannuation and your business. Miscellaneous encompasses topics such as overseas income, lodging your tax return, problems paying your tax and amending returns.

Money has 10 copies to give away. See the June 2014 issue for more details.

This article first appeared in the Money Magazine here.

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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