Tax tips and guides

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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How to Claim Your Car Expenses During Tax Time

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

 

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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 the HECS-HELP

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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Working Holiday Tax

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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Setting up in business? Which business structure should you choose?

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

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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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The H&R Block Guide to Tax and Residential Property

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 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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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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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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"I'm starting my own business" - here's what you need to do for tax

So, you’re setting up a new business and you need to know the tax implications. The first question you’ll need to consider is what structure to use. Do you form a company, or maybe a trust or do you simply set yourself up as a sole trader?...

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