The tax agent expenses that you have incurred or will incur in lodgment in your Tax return are a tax deductible expense.

 

Cost of managing tax affairs will include any expenses you have incurred in managing your tax affairs i.e. fee paid to a recognized tax agent for doing tax return.

 

This also includes any interest charges that Australian Tax Office (ATO) has imposed on you. In addition to it, you can also claim the expenses you have incurred in compliance for your legal requirement relating to another personal tax affair.

 

The expenses can only be claimed when you receive a bill or an invoice or you can also claim it if it paid and you did not receive a bill or an invoice.

 

Cost of managing Tax affairs include:

 

• The preparation and lodgment of your tax return and activity statement.

 

• Travel to obtain tax advice from a recognized tax adviser.

 

• Appeals made to administrative appeals tribunal and courts about your tax affairs.

 

Please note that fee paid to tax agent is deductible in the year to you incur it. Recognized tax advisor is a registered tax agent, barrister or solicitor.

 

Call Tax Accountants Cranbourne at 1300 300 106 for further information.

 

Self-education expenses relate to a prescribed course of education provided by


• Schools
• Colleges
• Universities


You can claim tuition fees, text books and stationery, computers & consumables, student union fees, travel to and from the place of education, academic journals, internet usage etc.


A prescribed course of education refers to an organized course of study that is either full time or part time. There should be an element of continuity and of on-going instruction or training.


These expenses are deductible where they are related to the taxpayer’s current income-earning activities.


An expense is deductible when it has the essential character of an income producing expense. The expense on course should be used in carrying on an income producing activity in business or in the course of employment.


These expenses are not deductible if the study is to enable a taxpayer to gain employment or open a new income earning activity.


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A special tax offset is available to certain taxpayers who reside for more than half of the income year (183 days) or who actually spend more than half of the income year (183 days) in specified remote area of Australia. This is due to the factors of isolation, uncongenial climate and the high cost of living.


A zone tax offset must be reduced by any amount received as a remote are allowance from centre link or the department of veteran affairs. Although these amounts appear on the earnings statement or payment summary, it is not assessable income.


Australia is divided into four areas: Unzoned, Zone A, Zone B and the special Zone areas


Zone A includes Macquarie Island, Norfolk Island, Cocos Islands, Christmas Island, Lord Howe Island, Heard and MacDonald Islands and the Australian Antarctic Territory.


Zone B includes island forming part of Australia, which are adjacent to that part of the coastline of the mainland and Tasmania.


Special Zone is a place which is more than 250 Kilometers from the nearest centre of the population of 2,500 people or more.


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Employees & Self-employed persons can claim car parking provided the expense was incurred in the course of producing assessable income.


Employees who use their car for work related purposes are allowed to claim the cost of travel and car parking. A deduction for car parking is denied when the car is parked for more than 4 hours between 7am and 7 pm at or near the employee’s principal place of employment. This rule does not apply to employees using a disabled car sticker. If the taxpayer is provided with a company car, parking can be claimed provided the above rules are satisfied.


It should be noted that employees who start their shirt after 7 pm and drive to work, cannot claim parking expenses simply because they are parked at or near the workplace outside the period mentioned above. They must still be using their car for work related purposes during their shift to be able to claim the cost of parking at or near their workplace. However, the 4 hour limit is not relevant for the time period.


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As a Tax Agent Cranbourne we receive queries about the franked and unfranked dividends, this article will help you understand how dividends work.


Dividends paid by companies can be franked, unfranked or partly franked. A dividend is the taxpayer’s share of the company profit according to the number of shares they own.


Unfranked Dividend – Share of the profit before company tax has been paid.
Franked Dividend – Share of the company profit after the company tax has been paid.
Franking Credit – Company tax paid on the franked dividend. Taxpayers receive a franking offset for the amount of franking credit paid on the dividends.
Partly Franked Dividend – Part of the company tax has been paid on the dividend.


Share holders who receive dividends will receive a dividend statement from the paying company advising


• Date Dividend payable.
• The amount o the dividend that is franked.
• An amount known as the franking credit.
• The amount of the unfranked dividend.
• The amount of any TFN tax deducted.
• % rate of franking credit.


The amount of the franking credit is not received as cash by the taxpayer, but must be included in the taxpayer’s tax return because it is constructively received. In other words the franked amount is the taxpayer’s net income and the franking credit is the tax. Therefore the taxpayer has to declare both amounts.


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