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October Newsletter

It’s not even Christmas yet, but like Scrooge the government are tightening up their belts and counting their “pennies”.

The government have hit the retired and semi- retired with potentially reduced benefits. Read the article here to get the full story.

If you were thinking of claiming your personal usage of your iPad, Android or electronic device as a business or work expense, think again. The government are “counting your pennies” and are using advanced tracking software to make sure your are paying the right amount of tax. Check the article here.


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Latest ATO target



Are you really using your laptop, smart phone or electronic “device” for business or work?

The ATO has advised they are focused on what people are claiming as specific work related expenses. This financial year, The ATO are watching people who due to their occupation type, are claiming a tax deduction for using their computer, mobile phone or other electronic “Read More

Will you lose your

Low Income Health Care Card?



The government have just confirmed the details surrounding what most retirees feared,

the application of deeming rates to retirement income streams including allocated pensions.Read More


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