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Entries for October 2013

SMSF estate planning and death benefit nominations

Establishing an SMSF is a clear sign that you know the importance of planning for the future. But one other central consideration is to make sure you also plan for the time beyond your own lifetime. 

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Foreign and temporary residents — there’s no longer any CGT 50% discount

Individuals are generally entitled to a 50% discount on a capital gain where a CGT asset (such as a property) is disposed, provided that the asset is held for at least 12 months. However a recent change has altered the tax treatment for some taxpayers. 

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Can you claim a deduction for home to work travel?

Did you know that you may be entitled to claim some of the expenses you outlay while travelling between your home and your regular workplace, or even to your alternative workplace? 

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Did you know your footy hero has more tax deductions than you do?

No one’s exempt from having to pay taxes – not even your favourite sports stars who may play in the rugby league, rugby union, soccer or Australian Rules football. 

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New government’s likely tax and super changes

 With a new Coalition government in Canberra, several aspects of the economic environment, both for businesses big and small as well as for individuals, look likely to change in the near future.

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