Tax for Australians For Dummies

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Created especially for the Australian customer!

Take the headache out of tax with this essential guide

Paying taxes is something no-one can escape, but it doesn't have to be complicated. In Tax for Australians For Dummies, expert Jimmy B. Prince walks all taxpayers through every aspect of tax — whether you're an employee, investor, small business owner or taxation student. Using plain English, this ...

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Overview

Created especially for the Australian customer!

Take the headache out of tax with this essential guide

Paying taxes is something no-one can escape, but it doesn't have to be complicated. In Tax for Australians For Dummies, expert Jimmy B. Prince walks all taxpayers through every aspect of tax — whether you're an employee, investor, small business owner or taxation student. Using plain English, this easy-to-follow guide helps you understand the Australian tax system and potentially make significant savings on your tax bill.

  • The basics of taxation in Australia — from lodging a tax return to dealing with an audit
  • Saving tax as an employee — from claiming tax deductions to increasing your nest egg using superannuation and taking advantage of tax offsets when you have children
  • Tax-effective investing — from taxation of interest received to investing in shares and property
  • Reducing your tax bill as a small business owner — from choosing a business structure to paying GST and fringe benefits tax
  • Thinking long term — from structuring your superannuation to receiving a government pension and preparing a will
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781742168593
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/23/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Prince is a fellow of CPA Australia and a taxspecialist. He is a former lecturer and tutor in income tax law atLaTrobe University and teaches a number of investment courses forthe CAE in Melbourne. He is the author of several investment booksand has written regular articles for Your Mortgage magazine.In 2000 Jim was nominated for an Adult Learners Week 2000outstanding tutor award.
In his earlier years Jim worked for the Australian Taxation Officeand also consulted to CPA Australia — Technicall.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: How You Are Taxed in Australia.

Chapter 1: Understanding the Australian Tax System.

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

Chapter 3: Lodging Your Tax Return: This One Is For theNation.

Chapter 4: Receiving a Visit: When the Tax Offi ce ComesKnocking.

Part II: Income from Personal Exertion.

Chapter 5: Taxing Employees: Working Class Man.

Chapter 6: Living in Your Castle: Main Residence.

Chapter 7: Taxing Issues That Affect Your Children.

Part III: Tax Effective Investments.

Chapter 8: Interesting Stuff: Bank Deposits and Tax.

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

Chapter 10: Building Your Dreams: Investing in Bricks andMortar.

Chapter 11: Catching Up on Capital Gains Tax.

Par t IV: Running a Business.

Chapter 12: Structuring Your Business for Maximum Gain.

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

Chapter 14: Reducing Your Small Business Tax Bill.

Chapter 15: Collecting Tax for the Government: Goods andServices Tax.

Chapter 16: Living on the Fringe: Fringe Benefi ts Tax.

Chapter 17: Getting Wealthy: CGT and Small Business.

Part V: Thinking Long Term.

Chapter 18: Preparing for Retirement Using Superannuation.

Chapter 19: Reaping What You Sow: Receiving a Pension andGovernment Concessions.

Chapter 20: Death and Taxes: Wills and Business SuccessionPlanning.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Beating the Tax Offi ce: Top Ten Hit Parade.

Chapter 22: Top Ten Retirement Tax Tips.

PART VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Income Tax Rates and Tables.

Appendix B: Taxing the Visitors: Non-Residents.

Appendix C: Glossary.

Index.

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