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Tax For Australians For Dummies, 2013-14 Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7303-0584-2
296 pages
March 2014
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Introduction 1

Part I: How You're Taxed in Australia 5

Chapter 1: Understanding the Australian Tax System 7

Chapter 2: Taxing Australians: The Formula You Need to Know 15

Chapter 3: Lodging Your Tax Return: This One Is for the Nation 29

Chapter 4: Receiving a Visit: When the Tax Office Comes Knocking 43

Part II: Income from Personal Exertion 49

Chapter 5: Taxing Employees: Working Class Man 51

Chapter 6: Living in Your Castle: Main Residence 65

Chapter 7: Taxing Issues That Affect Your Children 73

Part III: Tax-Effective Investments 83

Chapter 8: Interesting Stuff: Bank Deposits and Tax 85

Chapter 9: Owning Part of the Company: Investing in Shares 89

Chapter 10: Building Your Dreams: Investing in Bricks and Mortar 101

Chapter 11: Catching Up on Capital Gains Tax 119

Part IV: Running a Business 135

Chapter 12: Structuring Your Business for Maximum Gain 137

Chapter 13: Starting a Business: On Your Mark! Get Set! Go! 151

Chapter 14: Reducing Your Small Business Tax Bill 165

Chapter 15: Collecting Tax for the Government: Goods and Services Tax 177

Chapter 16: Living on the Fringe: Fringe Benefits Tax 185

Chapter 17: Getting Wealthy: CGT and Small Business 195

Part V: Thinking Long-Term 203

Chapter 18: Preparing for Retirement Using Superannuation 205

Chapter 19: Reaping What You Sow: Receiving a Pension and Government Concessions 223

Chapter 20: Death and Taxes: Wills and Asset Distribution 235

Part VI: The Part of Tens 243

Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Minimise Your Tax while Keeping the Tax Office Happy 245

Chapter 22: Ten Common Tax Mistakes You Need to Avoid 253

Appendix A: Taxing the Visitors: Non-Residents 261

Glossary 267

Index 273

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