Richard Livingston The government has cottoned on to a fair point but they are struggling to articulate it.
Clancy Yeates State and federal governments must extract more tax revenue if they are to fund the nation's ballooning infrastructure needs in decades to come, former Treasury secretary Ken Henry says.
I Can Do That The strategy: To work out whether I can benefit from the proposed ''carry-back'' provisions.
Annette Sampson More than 1500 people have been prosecuted by the Tax Office in the past year as it steps up its efforts to track down tax cheats.
When it comes to claiming deductions, the Tax Office finds many landlords get it wrong because they don't know better.
Annette Sampson Another financial year done and dusted. Well, almost. With a little more than four weeks to go until June 30, it is high time to get in some last-minute tax planning.
Annette Sampson The strategy: To get my things together to do this year's tax return.
Clancy Yeates Now is about the time many people begin the yearly chore of digging out all those receipts and other papers needed to complete their tax returns.
Adele Horin A crackdown on federal waste and unfair tax breaks is needed to fund social and economic reforms.
I Can Do That The strategy: To avoid rental property tax traps.
Lesley Parker The rent you are quietly picking up from a property you own in, say, New Zealand or Britain could land you in hot water if you are not including it in your tax return, with the Australian Taxation...
Noel Whittaker What is the difference between the amount earned from investing in shares and from investing in bank deposits?
Business Maxims Unless the owner of a business plans to be carried out in a pine box, and they have been working on the business to maximise its profitability and value, at some point capital gains tax could become...
In an off-market buyback, the company can enter into a special arrangement with the Tax Office so that the bulk of the offer price is in the form of a fully franked dividend.
Bina Brown Setting up a charity is easier than you think, writes Bina Brown.
Annette Sampson The strategy To get a tax break on my capital losses.
Annette Sampson Avoid getting hit by capital gains tax on your family home.
David Potts The overhaul of the tax system seems unlikely to abolish negative gearing.