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Mark B.
Mark B.
Adelaide, SA
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I've recently applied for a personal loan with a lender and was approved, however I haven't signed and accepted the loan yet. Whilst it was being approved however i've found another lender which looks like they will be reasonably cheaper.

My question is if it's OK to instead apply through the second lender even though I was approved with the first? I was reading this article: https://creditmadesimple.com.au/does-taking-a-personal-loan-affect-your-credit-score/ which says that applying for personal loans can impact your credit score, so im concerned if I apply for the second loan I might be denied and then not be able to use the first lenders offer anymore.

Appreciate any advice!

14 hours ago
Michael F.
Michael F.
Parkdale, VIC
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I have had the same accountant for years. They do my return and I'm sure it's done properly.

However, when I did my last return I asked my accountant a question ...

What could I / should I be doing to minimize the tax I pay?

Am I paying too much tax with my shares?

I claim as much as I can when I do my BAS & Tax Return, but is there a better way?

Any other strategies?

My accountant said they assess my return based on the information provided and they do not provide advice.

hmmm

wondering what your thoughts are? Also, I saw this website

https://taxfitness.com.au/ but it seems to be targeted towards accountants, is there something similar for individuals?

3 weeks ago
Kirsty M.
Kirsty M.
Briar Hill, VIC
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Hello,

Currently on maternity leave and quite confused as to whether I have made the right choice on the way I have taken my leave.

I have chosen to take it at full pay and remove half myself and place in our mortgage offset account therefore pretending I am receiving it as half pay and saving on the interest.

Questions are:
If I hadve taken it at half pay, do I accumulate more superannuation through my employer? I think I would’ve accumulated an extra week of annual leave.

Also, would I pay less tax each pay being on half pay as opposed to full pay or does it work out the same as all my payments are received in one financial year?

One other reason I took the full pay was because I am on a contract which is due to expiry just after my leave at full pay therefore I was unsure if I was entitled to take it at half pay if my contract had expired half way through?

Thanks :)

4 months ago
Amy L.
Amy L.
Cranbourne South, VIC
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Hi
My mum brought a house for around 400k outright but was short 70k so my sister got a loan for the amount and then went onto the house title..we all live together but my sister is now moving out and wants me to take over the loan amd she want to get off the title..
Firstly: what is the cost to just remove her and leave my mum on the title?-is there stamp duty involved?
2nd: if i get on the title what will the costs be?? Will it be calculated only on the 20% my sister put in if i was to do tenant in common or the full market value??..i also work fulltime and have an investment property amd never applied for FHOG and i have a pension card and so does my mother...
Will us both being on a pension card wipe out the stamp duty ?? If i am only being added to the title..
We will have to refinance the 70k borrowed so the loan is in both our names or just mine

5 months ago
Ben A.
Ben A.
Hamilton, NSW
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I have $350,000 in super and thinking of using to fund a property development in Brisbane where I can buy the property, move the existing Queenslander to own side and create space for two townhouses. The sale price is around $800,000 and I will need about $500,000 to build. I’m 53, not married, no kids and earn $180k a year. Own my own home and have an unencumbered investment property valued at $600,000. The idea would be to sell the property in Brisbane is 5 years to help fund retirement. Is this a good idea ?

5 months ago
Glory B.
Glory B.
Curramore, QLD
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We have a 108 acre farm in Qld which is registered for GST and has been in steady operation for 12 years as a beef cattle farm. We are planning to sell the farm and understand that GST will be payable unless we sell it to another party who wants to carry on farming. We are in an area where the lifestyle buyer will probably be the more likely buyer so we are wondering about ways to get around this. If we wind up the partnership and sell all the cattle and do not operate as a farm for say 6 months to a year and then sold to a private buyer, would the sale be GST exempt?

5 months ago
Ian C.
Ian C.
Sandy Bay, TAS
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SMSF. I have worked at 2 jobs in the beginning of 2017 - 3 days a weeks a Permanent employee, the other job doing odd jobs as self employed.

I stopped the odd job role in 2017

Under the superannuation rules is this ceasing of an employment arrangement, yet still being employed as a permanent part time worker, sufficient to move me into retirement mode for my SMSF fund?

If you can locate and include any references it would be appreciated.

I am 63 years of age.

5 months ago
Total F.
Total F.
Bentleigh East, VIC
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As a builder using non-GST-registered contractors, do I add GST to the principal (before margin) when charging the client? Or does the client not pay GST for that service, as the contractor is exempt?
e.g.
Scenario A:
Contractor GST exempt -$100
Margin 15% - $15
GST - $11.50
Total - $126.50

or, Scenario B:
Contractor GST exempt -$100
Margin 15% - $15
GST - $1.50
Total - $116.50

5 months ago
Tony O.
Tony O.
Rowville, VIC
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Do i need an ABN?

I have a full time job and a side job managing a website. I spend about 12 hours a month working on the website and was told to send him an ‘invoice’ so does this mean i am a contractor? I personally think it is a hobby but my friends said to open an ABN ‘just to be safe’. If so how do i declare this additional income when i don’t have an ABN.
Thanks

6 months ago
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