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We present articles here that are of interest to you, the individual. Of course many people are also involved in business and community organisations.

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  • 17th Jul 2006

    Warning against tax schemes

    The ATO recently advised taxpayers not to get caught up in dubious, end-of-year tax schemes.
  • 16th Jun 2006

    Big changes to superannuation

    The treasurer announced sweeping changes to superannuation in a bid to encourage an increase in retirement savings.
  • 8th Jun 2006

    Jointly owned negatively geared investments

    It affects couples who jointly own negatively geared investments, such as a rental property or a share portfolio.
  • 8th Jun 2006

    Simplified Tax System becomes more flexible

    The Simplified Tax System (STS) was introduced to reduce the tax burden on small business and to simplify record keeping.
  • 30th Mar 2006

    Transitioning to retirement pensions

    The basic concept enables people nearing retirement age to salary sacrifice all or part of their salary into their super fund
  • 23rd Feb 2006

    Scam warnings

    Scammers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in the way they target people. Consumers nearly always lose their money.
  • 2nd Feb 2006

    ATO investigation of "low doc" loans

    Tax Office checks for concealment of income have raised over $23 million in tax and penalties.
  • 7th Dec 2005

    Capital Gains Tax records

    Records need to be retained to substantiate all items included in tax returns. The burden of proof rests with the taxpayer.
  • 22nd Nov 2005

    Superannuation changes

    Superannuation continues as a dynamic area with some key changes recently announced or legislated.
  • 26th Oct 2005

    Land tax and trusts

    Land tax is a progressive tax that uses a sliding scale to assess all properties owned by a taxpayer as at 31 December each year.
  • 14th Oct 2005

    ATO mistake re car log books

    The ATO has confirmed that letters will be sent to the affected taxpayers to rectify the problem.
  • 6th Sep 2005

    Low doc loans

    “Low doc” loans require no proof of income such as group certificates, tax returns or business trading results.
  • 2nd Sep 2005

    Personal services income

    The PSI rules are designed to prevent normal wage and salary earners setting up a business and claiming deductions available to businesses.
  • 18th Aug 2005

    Changes to Long Service Leave

    All Victorian employees are entitled to the minimum Long Service Leave provisions of the Long Service Leave Act.

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