Firstly make sure you’re claiming Family Tax Benefit (FTB). If you are not receiving fortnightly payments from Centrelink or the Family Assistance Office you may be able to lodge an FTB claim with your tax return. FTB can amount to quite substantial sums. Secondly make sure you’re claiming any available tax offsets, such as medical…

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I started a year ago doing 2 maintianece contract work and got about $40,000.00 in 2006 and I still had not paid taxes because I didn’t know where or how to. My contract place just gave me a 1099Form. I’m single and I recently just got a regular W-2 job. I’m in Minnesota. I am…

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Tax Tips Tax Tip – Being aware of deadlines is a good tax tip. Tax Tips Tax Tips – A great tax tip is to always file a return. Tax Tips Tax Tips – Keep good records is a good tax tip to follow. Tax Tips Tax Tips – A simple tax tip is to…

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Recently held an event for 27 attendees, was charged the meal, tip and then the tax was added. Is this right? They’re required by law in the situation you describe. If you go to a restaurant and order off the menu and then tip the waiter, there is no tax on the tip. However, if…

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My bill is with the restaurant, not the government, so why does the restaurant include the total + the tax when they calculate the suggested tip? Since tax is different in every state (or even different counties) and some states don’t have a sales tax, this means tips are supposed to be higher or lower…

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