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Can customer reward program benefits be taxed?

Many companies, or even whole industries, offer their customers loyalty award-based incentives programs. These programs, such as the “Frequent Flyer” and “Fly Buys” schemes, are designed to reward customers for purchasing or using a company’s goods and services (or indeed, those of its affiliates). Can customer reward program benefits be taxed? As a result of

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Don’t forget that a fuel tax credit increase has gone through

Small business owners are reminded that fuel tax credit rates increased for fuel acquired from August 1, 2015. Don’t forget fuel tax credit increase. While the next due business activity statement (BAS) is for July (lodgement due by August 21), the following BAS will be for August, which is due by September 21. That’s right,

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Here’s how politician travel allowances compare to yours

Despite the firestorm currently raging over parliamentary entitlements, most people won’t deny Australian pollies are justified in the amount of travelling they do for work. Lawfully, parliamentarians nationwide do have access to a lucrative array of politician travel allowances, other allowances and tax deductions, but the reality is that sufficient representation often correlates to frequent

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Four rental property deductions under scrutiny this tax season

This tax time the Tax Office is specially targeting excessive or inappropriate deductions made by rental property owners. The Tax Office on its Building Confidence webpage has listed four problem areas where landlords may be incorrectly or inadvertently claiming property deductions that don’t suit their circumstances. They’ve also included case studies so that landlords can

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