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tax

Benjamin Franklin once said “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Today I’m going to talk about the second certainty on his list, taxes. Every so often I like to check the income tax rates in Australia and compare them to those in the UK. Last time I [...]

joe

There was an interesting item in the news the other day which talked about the ‘Australia Tax’ which doesn’t technically exist, not officially anyway. It is used to describe the premium prices we sometimes have to pay for the same products or services simply because we are here in Australia. This is Joe Hockey, our [...]

tax

A story of swings and roundabouts. The last time I wrote about income tax rates here in Australia and compared them to those in the UK was back in October 2009. At the time, these were the tax bands in operation here in Australia. Old tax rates now out of date… On 1 July each [...]