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An appreciation of depreciation

Background  A key module in TaxBanter’s Tax Fundamentals program is Capital Allowances. There is an array of different thresholds, applicable dates, calculation methods and hidden peculiarities throughout the provisions. Given depreciation deductions are as relevant...
Tax Fundamentals: CGT Events

Tax Fundamentals: CGT Events

Print this article.   Pop quiz! … How many CGT events are there? Our Tax Fundamentals trainer, Lee-Ann Hayes asks this question often of her groups and enjoys the varying replies she gets back. She has heard everything from five to 200 CGT events. Occasionally,...
Tax Fundamentals: What advice can I rely on?

Tax Fundamentals: What advice can I rely on?

Print this article.   In 2015, the Government released its tax White paper titled ‘Re:think Tax discussion paper’. As part of the discussion on complexity, the paper noted: In the 1950s Australia had a tax system made up of around 1,080 pages of tax law. … Now we...