June 30 call to action

May 30, 2007

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Believe it or not, there are lots of ways to reduce your tax (legally).

Watch your step

May 30, 2007

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Avoid a nasty surprise by keeping good records when calculating your capital gains.

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The bloke next door's got one. So has your accountant and now your boss is boasting about his new self-managed super fund. Read the article

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Adrian Raftery and his two business partners set up a self-managed super fund two years ago, figuring there would be strength in numbers that would help in the long run, both personally and professionally.

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The trend of accountants leaving Australia to ply their trade overseas is set to worsen in coming years, an industry expert says.

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  • "Assuming the app calculates the profit currently then you can use that figure in the Business Income item of your individual tax return - ideally the ATO would like a gross up of the turnover/sales..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Oct 17, 2020 2:10AM

    Post: Foreign currency trading

  • "Good evening Mr Taxman, I just would like to ask about my forex currency trading(I use MT4 app) Each time I close a trade it shows me a loss or profit and it includes the costs. At the end of..."

    By: Aggi at Oct 06, 2020 11:19AM

    Post: Foreign currency trading

  • "I think the Tax Commissioner would unfortunately consider it to be a personal expense Anne - like the purchase of a house would be."

    By: Mr Taxman at Sep 19, 2020 12:35AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses

  • "You can claim the 68 cents per kilometre method but that effectively covers all running costs of your vehicle. If you wanted to claim a % of running costs you will need to keep a 12 week logbook. "

    By: Mr Taxman at Sep 19, 2020 12:32AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses

  • "Its ok to choose from November 2019 for the start of your logbook Liezl. You can essentially chose any 12 week period during the year so long as its representative of your travel throughout the..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Sep 19, 2020 12:29AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses