SUPER & FUNDS
JOHN COLLETT Taxpayer's money in the form of superannuation tax concessions is being wasted on high-income earners.
Melissa Browne This is the time of year when accountants feel like the popular kids at school.
Noel Whittaker My SMSF isn't complex - can I do my own tax return?
Christine Long What will you do with your tax refund? Spend it on something fun? Or use it like a financial firestarter to build something bigger for the future?
George Cochrane They are in good health, but obviously at their age, anything can happen.
Melissa Browne What are the recent rule changes to be wary of when filling in your tax return this year.
MAX NEWNHAM ATO advice changes a long-held view on how account-based pensions can be paid to members of super funds.
George Cochrane Is the best strategy to offload our units oir keep them for the income?
Noel Whittaker We're planning to transfer the property back into my name. Will I be hit with a big bill?
Noel Whittaker Should my artist husband pay rent for his studio to our self-managed fund ?
JOHN COLLETT With the end of the financial year looming, it's high noon for taxpayers. We look at some last-minute moves to reduce the burden.
SUPER & FUNDS
JOHN COLLETT With the tax man set to crack down on low-cost auditors of self-managed super funds, the attraction of face-to-face service providers grows.
Max Newnham One of the least publicised budget outcomes is the effect that the repair levy - when combined with the Medicare levy - has on other taxes.
George Cochrane From a tax-due perspective, are unit values recalculated at the end of the financial year?
Melissa Browne Have a budget whinge, dust yourself off and maximise deductions to the limit.
John Collett Taxes are set to rise, one way or another, but there are some perennial ways to counter that.
POTTS SPOT Many will pay $1000 more a year in tax within two years. But there are ways to avoid a higher tax slug.
David Potts A parting gift from Wayne Swan was the bright idea of having a tax rebate that depreciates over time.
Noel Whittaker I would like to contribute more than the $25,000 limit into my super account. Is there a way to do it?
George Cochrane If the economy continues to grow we can only assume that so will property prices.
Catherine Harris Kiwis in Australia are being warned about the tax implications of a recent court decision.
Missing your dead goldfish? Stop your carping and get on with filling out that tax return before the deadline - or ese.
George Cochrane Focus on enjoying your money, rather than leaving it to younger relatives.
Melissa Browne Now is the time to ensure you are doing everything you can to make sure you get the best return possible.
Mark Bouris The election is finally out of the way and the government has a big agenda ahead of it.
David Potts Not to put too fine a point on it, but the rate is too low and too much is exempted. It could be an election issue - next time.
Gareth Hutchens, Clancy Yeates Executives have questioned whether Australia can afford to lower the company tax rate.
Penny Pryor Don't think you'd never get caught out by the Tax Office: you could, and the buck would stop with you, too.