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Tax For Australians For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-74246-850-1
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192 pages
January 2011
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Introduction 1

Part I: How You’re Taxed in Australia 7

Chapter 1: Understanding the Australian Tax System 9

Chapter 2: Taxing Australians: The Formula You Had to Have 17

Chapter 3: Lodging Your Tax Return: This One Is for the Nation 31

Chapter 4: Receiving a Visit: When the Tax Office Comes Knocking 41

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 85

Chapter 8: Interesting Stuff: Bank Deposits and Tax 87

Chapter 9: Owning Part of the Company: Investing in Shares 91

Chapter 10: Building Your Dreams: Investing in Bricks and Mortar 103

Chapter 11: Catching Up on Capital Gains Tax 117

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 153

Chapter 14: Reducing Your Small Business Tax Bill 167

Chapter 15: Collecting Tax for the Government: Goods and Services Tax 179

Chapter 16: Living on the Fringe: Fringe Benefits Tax 189

Chapter 17: Getting Wealthy: CGT and Small Business 197

Part V: Thinking Long Term 205

Chapter 18: Preparing for Retirement Using Superannuation 207

Chapter 19: Reaping What You Sow: Receiving a Pension and Government Concessions 229

Chapter 20: Death and Taxes: Wills and Business Succession Planning 241

Part VI: The Part of Tens 251

Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Minimise Your Tax while Keeping the Tax Office Happy 253

Chapter 22: Ten of the Top Retirement Tax Tips 261

Part VII: Appendixes 269

Appendix A: Income Tax Rates and Tables 271

Appendix B: Taxing the Visitors: Non-Residents 293

Glossary 299

Index 311

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