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Tax for Australians For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Get the most from your next tax return

Do you want to be sure that you're getting the maximum tax refund? Of course you do! Tax For Australians For Dummies, 3rd Edition, is the only resource you need to ensure that you get every cent you deserve. This easy-to-follow book guides you, step by step, through the complex world of the Australian tax system to help you understand exactly what you can claim.

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Tax for Australians For Dummies

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Overview

Get the most from your next tax return

Do you want to be sure that you're getting the maximum tax refund? Of course you do! Tax For Australians For Dummies, 3rd Edition, is the only resource you need to ensure that you get every cent you deserve. This easy-to-follow book guides you, step by step, through the complex world of the Australian tax system to help you understand exactly what you can claim.

  • Increase your tax confidence — learn how to lodge a tax return correctly or deal with an audit

  • Minimise your tax bill as a small business owner — ensure you're claiming all the business expenses that you're entitled to

  • Get to grips with income tax — know how you're taxed and what you can claim back

  • Learn about tax-effective investing — take advantage of investing in shares and property

  • Understand the importance of superannuation — prepare for your retirement and save yourself some tax in the meantime

  • Access expert advice — grasp key tax principles and get simple explanations of what you need to know

Open the book and find:

  • Explanations of what you can and can't claim on your tax return

  • Case studies with practical, step-by-step examples

  • Simple explanations of the taxation system in Australia

  • Everything you need to know about GST

  • Advice for calculating capital gains tax

  • Concessions you can claim for your business

Learn to:

  • Lodge your tax return and maximise your refund

  • Minimise your small business tax bill

  • Keep on top of changes to the rules

  • Make the most of tax-free investing and super

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118222904
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/16/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Jimmy B. Prince is a fellow of CPA Australia, a tax specialist and author of several investment books. He is a former lecturer in income tax law at La Trobe University and has worked for the Australian Taxation Office.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: How You’re Taxed in Australia 7

Chapter 1: Understanding the Australian Tax System 9

Chapter 2: Taxing Australians: The Formula You Had to Have 17

Chapter 3: Lodging Your Tax Return: This One Is for the Nation  31

Chapter 4: Receiving a Visit: When the Tax Office Comes Knocking 43

Part II: Income from Personal Exertion 49

Chapter 5: Taxing Employees: Working Class Man 51

Chapter 6: Living in Your Castle: Main Residence 65

Chapter 7: Taxing Issues That Affect Your Children 73

Part III: Tax-Effective Investments 83

Chapter 8: Interesting Stuff: Bank Deposits and Tax  85

Chapter 9: Owning Part of the Company: Investing in Shares 89

Chapter 10: Building Your Dreams: Investing in Bricks and Mortar 101

Chapter 11: Catching Up on Capital Gains Tax 115

Part IV: Running a Business 131

Chapter 12: Structuring Your Business for Maximum Gain 133

Chapter 13: Starting a Business: On Your Mark! Get Set! Go! 147

Chapter 14: Reducing Your Small Business Tax Bill  161

Chapter 15: Collecting Tax for the Government: Goods and Services Tax 173

Chapter 16: Living on the Fringe: Fringe Benefits Tax 181

Chapter 17: Getting Wealthy: CGT and Small Business 191

Part V: Thinking Long Term 199

Chapter 18: Preparing for Retirement Using Superannuation 201

Chapter 19: Reaping What You Sow: Receiving a Pension and Government Concessions 217

Chapter 20: Death and Taxes: Wills and Asset Distribution 227

Part VI: The Part of Tens 235

Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Minimise Your Tax while Keeping the Tax Office Happy 237

Chapter 22: Ten of the Top Retirement Tax Tips  245

Appendix A: Taxing the Visitors: Non-Residents 253

Glossary 259

Index 265

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