Race on to soften federal budget's tax blow

May 14, 2011

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.

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Author: The Australian

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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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