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Work and Travel Deductions

Given that I have criticised for my recent comments on tax agent prepared returns making inappropriate claims for work related deductions, I decided to put a paper together on the work related deduction rules to help tax agents. I hope … Continue reading

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Tax Agents Turning a Blind Eye…

We know that the Commissioner has released some pretty crazy findings that Tax Agent prepared returns are more likely to incorrectly claim work related deductions than self prepared returns. From the Commissioner’s review of the tax gap for individuals not … Continue reading

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What is the Company Tax Rate?

Now this should be an easy answer. So tell me what you think it is? I understand that it is a bit harder than it was now that there are two rates, being 30% and 27.5% (28.5% in the 2015/16 … Continue reading

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Dodgy workers (and their agents) cost us $8 billion every year

Do you know those evil multinational and large companies with all their high paid tax agents incorrectly avoid about $2.5 billion a year in tax. How evil are they, huh? Picking on the little, hard working guy, huh? Let’s just … Continue reading

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The R&D Tax Incentive is cut by half

In the Budget we got the following announcement… From 1 July 2018, companies with turnover of $20 million or more, the rate of the R&D tax offset will depend on the R&D expenditure as a proportion of total expenditure for … Continue reading

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Remember that if you don’t like this budget there is an alternative… The Opposition…

The facts… A taxpayer has a discretionary trust and the trust owns a share in a company that runs an accounting practice. The taxpayer is paid a salary of $250,000 for his work in the accounting practice. The profits of … Continue reading

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Beer, Tax Cuts and Fairness

Sent this into a newspaper that will be screaming about unfair tax cuts tomorrow. Let’s see if they publish it. UPDATE… They did (it’s near the bottom of the page – https://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/act/roos-are-a-capital-asset-20180509-p4zecz.html) Five men decided to split the $100 beer … Continue reading

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