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June 13, 2022

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Help/Hecs what you need to know for your Tax So, you have undertaken some study to make yourself a learned person. If you did not have the money to pay the excessive course fees upfront (who does) then you probably took advantage of the governments' generosity and had them pay for it. These fees are now in the form of a HECS-HELP debt or Student Financial Supplement debt, depending on when

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How will a second job affect my Tax? This is a common misconception out there regarding getting a second job. It’s true, in certain situations a second job can get taxed at just under 50%, but that only happens if you have other income that puts your total income over $180,000. So that leaves most of us out of that. The amount of tax you pay on a second job depends on the amount of

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I want to increase my Super, what's the best way of doing that? This is a common question we get, especially from workers approaching retirement. There are 2 main ways of increasing your super. Concessional contributions Non-concessional contributions Below is a brief summary: Concessional contributions: These are contributions where the person making the

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What can Truckies claim on their Income Tax? If you are a truckie and need to travel overnight, or for days on end, the work-related expenses can really add up. The good news is that you can claim some of these expenses back on your Gotax Online etax return and you can do it while on the road! A few things to remember before making any claims are: You need to keep a record of what

June 13, 2022

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Can I claim my boots on my Income Tax Return? Do you work somewhere that requires you to wear protective steel cap boots? Like on a building site or in the mines? Or maybe you’re a concretor and need to wear rubber boots for work? If yes, then you may be able to claim the cost of your boots to protect your toots (feet). How awesome is that? If your boots are over $300 make sure you

June 14, 2022

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Last week we discussed the Golden Rules all first timers should follow… in this blog, we discuss the Lemon Rules… Read on! Lemon Rule #1 Don’t get fooled into thinking that tax deductions are good. Don’t spend the money in the first place if you don’t need to. Creating a tax deduction can suck and here’s why! If I have $100 in my pocket and I n

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The Golden Rules on Income Tax Returns Let’s start with the Golden Rules for our first timers… Always remember the Golden Rules Golden Rule #1 If you have to spend money to do your job, then keep the receipt!!! Golden Rule #2 Use diaries or logbooks to record car, study, home expenses, phone and internet usage Golden Rule #3 If you don’t know then ask

June 14, 2022

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What Tax Records do I need to keep? We’re sure the prospect of getting some of your hard-earned money back in your pocket after reading our tax deductions blog must be very exciting… but you must be able to prove how you spent the money and how you worked out your tax claims. If you’re claiming over $300 in tax expenses, you’ll need to keep written evidence for e

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Are Tax Deductions worthwhile? The short answer is NO.This is a common question we get from clients. You will never get 100% of what you spend on tax deductions back as a tax refund. The reason is that the ATO doesn’t tax you 100% so they won’t give you 100% back. You will only ever get a % of what you spend back in your tax refund. The % depends on what tax bracket your

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What Income Tax Deductions can I claim? In our previous blog, we spoke a little bit about what an income tax deduction is, in this blog, we willrun over the common tax deductions people claim. Common Tax Deductions Pens, Paper, Post It's you name it… If you have spent money on it and use it for work, keep your receipts to claim it! Motor Vehicle Expenses If you need