Whether you’re a tax-time veteran or approaching the EOFY as a newly-minted employee, you’ll want to get as much out of your tax return as possible. Knowing all the work-related expenses you can claim tax deductions on will help you in that mission.
In the months when Aussies retreated to their homes to stop the spread of Covid-19, something unexpected happened. A large number of people across the country picked up paint brushes, shovels and sewing kits, to do DIY jobs, grow food and mend clothes.
Australian savers just can’t catch a break. Over the past few years, rates have fallen again and again to the point where the average ongoing savings account interest rate in the Mozo database sits at just 0.74% today.
Since the Australian Bureau of Statistics released the GDP summary last Wednesday, the word ‘recession’ has really been bandied around. According to the summary, Australia’s GDP fell by 0.03% in the March quarter, meaning quite simply that the economy is on a downward spiral.
As well as travel bans and increased unemployment, the Covid-19 pandemic has also led to a dramatic rise in the number of vacant properties across Australia. According to SQM Research there were over 20,000 more vacant homes in May 2020 compared to February 2020*.