Tax tips and guides

Five home office deductions you could claim this tax time

What deductions can I claim for my home office?...

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How to keep tax records to maximise your deductions

Keep your tax records to maximise your deductions...

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How to Lodge a Tax Return

If you’re a self-lodger, you must lodge your return by 31 October 2017....

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Top Tips for work-related travel deductions

Costs which you incur in traveling for work are generally tax deductible. ...

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What can trigger an ATO audit?

The key to avoiding Tax audits is to stay out of trouble in the first place. For more info or advice, speak to H&R Block today. Call 13 23 25...

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Claiming a tax deduction for work clothing

What deductions can I claim for work clothing?...

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Applying for a Tax File Number

A Tax File Number (TFN) is a nine-digit number that is your unique identifier with the ATO....

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Changing your name with the ATO

How to change your name with the ATO....

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When can I claim a tax deduction for using my car?

If you use your car for work purposes you are entitled to claim the expenses related to the business costs of your car. ...

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Claiming home office costs: what you can claim and what you can't

If you carry on all or part of your employment activities from home, then some portion of the home running expenses can be claimed as a tax deduction....

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Claiming Out of Pocket Medical Expenses

The net medical expenses tax offset will no longer be available from 1 July 2019. Here's a guide to the expenses you can claim....

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Government Super Co-Contribution

To help you save for retirement, the Government has an incentive program that rewards you for making eligible personal contributions to your superannuation fund....

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Investment property tax deductions

Here are some tips to guide you through what may or may not be tax deductible for your investment property....

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What is the tax free threshold?

Beware of tax free threshold if you have more than one income source....

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Tax returns for first time lodgers

Do you need to lodge a tax return?...

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Understanding your HECS-HELP debt

HECS-HELP is both a loan and a student discount that assists eligible students to pay their course fees....

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What Is Salary Sacrifice?

The aim of salary packaging is to enable an employee to receive benefits tax effectively....

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What is a tax file number or TFN?

A Tax File Number (TFN) is a nine-digit number...

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Over 60's Tax Check Up

H&R Block's Tax Check Up For Over 60's service provides assistance for our clients....

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Your rights as a tax payer

The ATO expects every taxpayer to comply with their tax obligations....

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How are working holiday makers taxed?

Travellers who earn income while in Australia will be expected to pay tax on their earnings. ...

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Tax laws for residents and non-residents

The law treats residents and non-residents differently. Find out more....

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Understanding capital gains tax

When you sell an asset, it’s very easy to forget that there will probably be capital gains tax consequences....

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Contractor or Employee?

Contractor or employee? Deciding whether a person is a contractor or an employee can be a minefield....

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Claiming Self-Education Expenses

Self-education expenses are deductible when the course you undertake leads to a formal qualification....

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Living away from home allowances

LAFHA is intended to compensate you for expenses incurred whilst you are working away from home....

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Fly-In and Fly-Out Workers

Here's a summary of special tax rules and deductions for of FIFO workers....

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Tax considerations for new businesses

So, you’re setting up a new business and you need to decide how to structure the business and understand the tax implications....

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Farmers! Harvest a great outcome with H&R Block

There are lots of tax rules you should know about if you’re a farmer....

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Do you use your mobile phone for work?

 

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Claiming Donations and Gifts

 

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Trusts and tax - the basics

Understanding trusts and tax. A basic guide....

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Are you affected by the personal services income rules?

This guide is for professionals with a trust, partnership or company business structure....

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What happens if I don’t lodge a tax return?

Most taxpayers who are required to lodge a tax return....

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What is a Self Managed Super Fund?

An SMSF is a legal structure, regulated by the ATO, set up with the sole purpose of providing for your retirement....

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Retirement living: Tax on superannuation withdrawals

 

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Saving for Retirement: Tax on Superannuation Contributions and Earnings

 

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Do you need to pay tax on the family home?

What are the tax implications for using your home for income generating purposes?...

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Beginners Guide to GST

Your business will need to register for GST if your annual turnover is $75,000 or more....

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Will I Pay Tax If I Sell My Family Home?

When you sell an asset you must pay capital gains tax (CGT)....

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What if I've lodged my tax return and it contains an error?

H&R Block can help you if you need to make an amendment to your tax return....

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Your Tax Return Deadline [Video]

The deadline is 31 October. However, if you lodge with H&R Block you have until May the following year....

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What Can I Claim on Tax? [Video]

In your tax return you can claim a number of tax deductions....

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Tax tips for small businesses

What are the tax breaks for small businesses?...

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Top Tech Tips for Tax Time

Using your own device for work or study? Find out what you can claim back from the ATO. ...

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What is negative gearing?

Negative gearing tips for investment property owners....

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Own an investment property? The ATO is watching you

The ATO has announced it will be paying close attention to excessive interest expense claims....

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How to Lodge a Tax Return

How to lodge your tax return and what are the options?...

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Tax return help for under 21s

H&R Block can help you get everything in order to make lodging your tax return as smooth a process as possible....

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What is capital gains tax?

Capital gains or (loss) on an asset is the difference between what you paid for it and what you receive when you dispose of it....

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What is the Medicare Levy Surcharge?

How does the medicare levy surcharge work and who is liable to pay it?...

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Claiming the private health insurance rebate

In order to encourage Australians to take out private health insurance, most people receive a rebate on their premiums from the government. ...

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What is Lifetime Health Cover Loading?

What is lifetime health cover loading and how to avoid it in your tax return....

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The Ultimate Guide to Tax Deductions in Australia

This is the ultimate guide to tax deductions in Australia. You'll find information about claiming tax deductions from vehicle and travel expenses to home office and tools and equipment....

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Top 10 tax tips for the Australian sharing economy

With tens of thousands of Australians now offering services through organisations like Uber, Airbnb, Airtasker and others, it’s never been more important to understand how the tax laws apply to these new ways of working....

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Understanding the Australian Income Tax System

Tax is something that affects all of us so it is important to understand the income tax system. ...

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How To Prepare For Your Tax Return

As we head into July, many taxpayers are facing up to the reality of having to complete their annual income tax return. So, how can you keep the process as painless as possible? Here are H&R Block’s tax tips for easy tax time. ...

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The Beginners Guide to Income Tax

Most of us have to pay it and most of us do it through gritted teeth, but if you’re new to the tax system – perhaps fresh out of school or uni and heading into your first job, or maybe a newly arrived migrant – you might not have got your head around income tax....

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Tax tips for Uber drivers

If you’re an Uber driver, here are some key tax tips you need to be aware of....

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Tax and accounting tips for Airbnb hosts

If you’re renting part of your property through Airbnb, what do you need to know to ensure you don’t fall foul of the ATO?...

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Benefits of working with a tax agent in person

Tax is complicated at the best of times, which is why it pays to enlist the services of a tax agent - like H&R Block...

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How to lodge late or previous year tax returns

Behind in your taxes? H&R Block can help....

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Common Misconceptions When Completing Your Tax Return

This guide is to help taxpayers only claim what they are entitled to, and to get their tax returns correct, before they lodge them....

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Small business tax guide

Read our small business tax guide....

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Taking a course as part of your job? Here’s what you can claim

Most of us want to better ourselves at work and a large part of doing that is equipping yourself with the skills you need to advance your career. The good news is that you can often do that, and claim a tax break on the costs you incurred at the same time....

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Tax tips for couples getting married

H&R Block's guide to all you need to know about marriage and tax....

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Australian taxation on foreign income

If you’re an Australian resident, as well as declaring all your Australian income, you need to declare all your worldwide income too....

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Selling your house this property season? Don’t forget to consider your tax position

Spring has arrived and the property season is well underway! Over the next few months, thousands of Australians will enter the property market to buy or sell. ...

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I've missed out on the tax deadline, what do I do?

The deadline for lodging your tax return has been and gone. Hopefully, you got your return safely lodged by 31 October – the deadline – and can stop stressing about tax for another year....

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A guide to buying property through an SMSF

This is an area where you really do need to make sure you know what you’re getting into. Here is our guide to buying property through your SMSF....

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Income tax guide for Airtaskers

A guide from H&R Block to help you get your taxes right. You need to keep a record of all the tasks you do using Airtasker and the amounts you earn from those tasks. ...

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Understanding GST for Airtaskers

If the combined turnover from your Airtasker activities and other business activities is $75,000 or more, you need to register for GST....

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Record keeping for Airtasker workers

The key to staying out of trouble with the ATO if to keep records....

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Guide to setting up an SMSF

Just because an SMSF is now a more feasible and fashionable option, doesn’t mean it is appropriate to everyone. Here is a beginners guide to SMSFs....

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The ultimate guide to tax deductions for part time workers

Do you work part-time, with or without another job? Learn all about lodging your tax return including the deductions you can claim....

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Don’t forget the tax implications when buying a holiday home

Every year, the ATO looks closely at tax claims which relate to holiday homes to ensure that people aren’t over-claiming tax deductions....

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Tax tips and traps for business travel

If you are travelling for business find out what expenses are tax-deductible and make sure you make a claim in your tax return....

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Tax guide for retirees

As you enter your 50’s, what can you do to improve your retirement savings?...

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A Guide to tax returns in Australia for international students

Are you an International student with concerns about your Australian tax obligations? Understand how tax laws apply to you, and allow H&R Block to guide you through the process. Call 13 23 25....

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Is an individual or corporate trustee structure right for your SMSF?

When establishing an SMSF, you are able to elect a company or individual to act as the trustee of the fund. ...

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Tax implications of being made redundant

Most payments upon leaving employment take one of three forms; a redundancy payment, an early retirement payment or an employment termination payment (ETP)....

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