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Travel expense and transport of bulky tools claim denied

An individual has been unsuccessful before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal claiming work-related travel expenses. 

Big insto addresses CGT misconceptions

One technical consultant has stressed that while the CGT relief elections are technically only required before the lodgement of the tax return, there may still be critical action that needs to be undertaken before 30 June for segregated funds.

New law sheds light on global tax issues

Yesterday, the government passed the Diverted Profits Tax through the Senate, however one of the major accounting bodies has highlighted that multinational tax avoidance is an issue that needs to be dealt with globally.

Dollar-cost averaging for millennial investors

It's hardly surprisingly that a personal finance article in Forbes magazine places the classic and straightforward investment practice of dollar-cost averaging high among a list of tips to help millennials become better, more disciplined investors in 2017.

Report tips housing price spikes to wipe out super savings

Declining outright home ownership will effectively wipe out superannuation savings of some Australians, leading to a higher reliance on the government and taxpayers in retirement, according to a recent report.

Calls for calm over pending CGT amendments

SMSFs awaiting legislative amendments in relation to the CGT won’t necessarily be ruled out of the relief should the amendments fail to pass Parliament before 30 June as the legislation will likely be backdated, according to the SMSF Association.

Almost the world’s best for retirees

What are the best countries for a comfortable retirement? What countries have the best retirement-income systems? It seems the answers to these questions are rather positive for Australian retirees.

Impending GST changes good news for SMEs

  Two mid-tier partners have said that the changes to GST introduced to Parliament last week is a good first step in helping Australian SMEs compete with overseas entities.

SMSF related-party borrowing arrangements

Will a borrowing arrangement by a SMSF pass the smell test?

ATO reports on top contravention areas for SMSFs

Important information:  The ATO has released data that shows where the highest proportion of contraventions occurred in the year leading to 30 June 2016, and how many were rectified.

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