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Your 2017 Tax Return: How to do Your Taxes in 2017

Your 2017 Tax Return: How to do Your Taxes in 2017

It’s that time of year again. The financial year is about to wind-up, and that means one thing – it’s time to get your finances in order. Tax time can be stressful, with lots of document sorting and collating to be done. Plus, some of us will be banking on a fat tax return to […]

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Your tax return 2017 - how to lodge your tax online

Your Tax Return 2017: How to Lodge Your Tax Online

Everything is going online these days, including lodging your tax return in 2017. If you want to know the easiest way to lodge your 2017 tax return, you need to know how to lodge your tax return online. There are so many benefits to an online tax return lodgement: You can lodge your 2017 tax […]

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the benefits of using a tax agent

The Benefits Of Using A Tax Agent

When that time of year comes knocking again to sort out your tax return, many people find themselves facing the same burning questions. Is it worth getting a tax agent this year? How does a tax agent help me? What are the benefits of a tax agent over lodging yourself with the ATO’s free online […]

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what can I claim on tax without receipts in 2017

What Can I Claim on Tax Without Receipts in 2017?

For most tax deductions claimed with the Australian Tax Office (ATO), you’ll need to hang on to your receipts as evidence of your expenses. However, there are still several items you can claim without the need for a paper trail. The ATO did not make any major updates to claims without receipts in 2017. So, […]

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tax deductions you might not know about

Tax Deductions You Might Not Know About

We all want to maximise our tax return each year and make sure we’re using all of the tax deductions available to us. However, when it comes to tax time, most people aren’t taking advantage of all of the tax deductions they’re actually eligible for. As a result, thousands of dollars are being left on […]

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simple ways to improve your tax refund

Simple Ways to Improve Your Tax Refund

With tax time upon us again you can bet that most of us are hoping to improve on last years tax refund. We all look forward to getting that little bonus in our bank accounts and you’ve probably already come up with a few ideas as to how you’re going to spend it. You might […]

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top 5 most forgotten tax deductions

Top 5 Most Forgotten Tax Deductions

All of a sudden it’s tax time again. Yes, it’s 12 months since you started collating your receipts and giving your tax agent a call. Tax time can be quite stressful, especially because we’re all looking for ways to maximise our tax return. Obviously, getting the basics right is the most important part of the […]

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why use a tax agent

Why Use a Tax Agent vs the Free ATO Service?

It’s frightening to think that tax time is almost upon us again. Each tax time presents us with a dilemma –hire an expert to take care of our return or use the ATO’s free service. The new myTAX platform that the ATO has launched is undeniably an easy option to process a DIY tax return, […]

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medical expenses tax offset phase out

Net Medical Expenses Tax Offset Phase Out

In 2013, the Government announced a program to phase out the Net Medical Expense Offset, to occur between 2013 and 2019. Net medical expenses are your total medical expenses, less refunds from Medicare and private health insurers, which you, or your dependents, paid during the financial year. For most taxpayers, the phasing out program removes […]

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