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Online video tutorial plus one face-to-face workshop each week
To complete the course you will need to attend one three-hour class per week, which will be led by one of our instructors. You will also need to commit to approximately 8-10 hours of additional study at home each week, including an online video tutorial offering an overview of the chapter and practice questions.
This course includes detailed training on tax preparation software (which will be made available to all students) so good computer skills are a must. Students must also have access to a computer or laptop that is equipped with Windows (or is Windows-compatible), as well as reasonable internet connectivity.
- introduction to income, deductions and offsets
- a comprehensive look at deductions
- rental and motor vehicle expenses
- tax offsets
- pensions and annuities
- capital gains
- residency implications for tax purposes
- dividends, trusts and foreign income
- business and personal services income
- and deductions.
This covers everything from assessing what counts as income to PAYG summaries, government payments and calculating taxable income rates.
Chapter 2Work related deductions
This chapter delves into what counts as a deduction, plus typical expenses, donations, interest and dividends.
A look at the difference between a deduction and a tax offset, the seniors and pensioners offset and all aspects of the Medicare levy, including exemptions and surcharges.
Chapter 4Depreciating assets
This chapter examines depreciation in all its forms and variations, as well as uniform capital allowances and low value pooling.
Chapter 5Motor vehicle and travel deductions
A deep dive into all motor vehicle-related expenses, including all relevant travel expenses, award transport payments and other valid travel expenses.
Chapter 6Self education and tax offsets
From HECS to HELP and self-education, this chapter looks at all of the benefits, deductions and expenses connected to self-education. This chapter also looks at a variety of tax offsets that can be claimed by some individuals.
Chapter 7Other income streams
This chapter starts with Employment Termination Payments and moves into everything you need to know about super, including lump sum payments, bonuses and alternative income.
Chapter 8Rental properties
A wide-ranging look at all aspects of tax relating to rental properties, including income, deductions, expenses and negative gearing.
Chapter 9Capital gains
This chapter introduces Capital Gains Tax and then examines it in detail, covering everything from understanding assets to indexation and offsets.
Chapter 10Foreign income and trust income
Foreign income, assets, pensions – and what to do about them under Australian tax law – are all covered in this chapter. Then a closer look at declaring trust income earned from a managed investment.
This chapter examines tax implications and requirements for temporary residents and non-residents, including income, Medicare, offsets and superannuation.
Chapter 12Personal services and business income
The final chapter takes a close look at personal services income and all forms of small business income and related taxation requirements.
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Enrolment and payment options
The Income Tax Course fee of $495 covers all materials and tax preparation software. The total fee includes a $247.50 non-refundable registration fee.
Part payment is be available to students who register by Thursday January 25, 2018.
Remember the course fee is tax deductible.
Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll be set to prepare your own tax returns (or to prepare returns for your family and friends). If you’re interested in taking it a step further as a paying career, you will have the opportunity to interview for a job working with H&R Block – provided, of course, that you have good availability during July through to October, excellent people skills and achieve a mark of 80% or above.
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