Personal Tax Return Tips

ATO Tax return checks

By Warren Kruger / September 23, 2015 / 0 Comments

The ATO has a responsibility to government and the community to make sure that everyone pays the correct amount of tax under the law. The ATO undertakes a range of integrity checks both before and after they issue refunds or payments. In some cases, the ATO may contact you to verify some details before we […]

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ATO Reviews and Audits

By Warren Kruger / September 16, 2015 / 0 Comments

A tax review or audit is an examination of your affairs we conduct to see if you have done what you are required to do under the tax and superannuation laws, including whether you: Have declared all the assessable income you receive Are entitled to the deductions and tax offsets you have claimed on your […]

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Private Health Insurance Rebate and Medicare Levy Surcharge

By Warren Kruger / August 12, 2015 / 0 Comments

If you have private health insurance cover, you may be eligible for the private health insurance (PHI) rebate. Most people claim the rebate as a reduction in the amount of premiums they pay to their insurer. The rebate is income tested, which means that if you have a higher income, your rebate entitlement may be […]

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Records you need to keep

By Warren Kruger / July 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

During the financial year you’ll receive documents that are important for doing your tax, such as payment summaries, receipts, invoices and contracts. Generally, you need to keep these for 5 years from when you lodge your tax return in case we ask you to substantiate your claims. Records you need to keep include: Payment summaries […]

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What is Income For Tax Purposes

By Warren Kruger / July 22, 2015 / 0 Comments

You pay income tax on assessable income you receive, such as salary and wages, most Centrelink payments, investment income from rent, bank interest or dividends, business income; and capital gains from selling assets like shares or property. Employment income You must show all employment income, payments and benefits on your tax return, including salary and […]

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What Is The Medicare Levy Surcharge

By Warren Kruger / July 8, 2015 / 0 Comments

What is the Medicare levy surcharge and what is it for? The Medicare levy surcharge (MLS) is designed to reduce the demand on the public Medicare system. You will be required to pay the MLS if your income for MLS purposes is above the base income threshold and you or your family do not have […]

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