It’s tax time: Let the meltdowns begin

It's Australia's financial Christmas in July for some, or the reckoning for others.

By
Tessa Dempster
on
August 6, 2017
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Opinion
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It's that time of year again ladies and gents - it’s time to lodge those tax returns. It’s a period of mixed feelings and one of the only times when seeing a lot of zeros on a paycheck ISN’T a good thing. Tax time can either mean your hard earned dollars are rewarded with a July payback bonus or, for those who banked big this past financial year, it’s time for the rich to give to the poor - think of the ATO as a modern day Robin Hood.
Regardless of how much you have to get back (or give up), there’s no denying these tax time feelings.

When you try to do it on your own

 

But you have no idea how to lodge your tax return

 

When you’ve kept all your receipts but you don’t know what for

 

 

Seeing your income statement and wondering where your money went

 

You get embarrassed when you show the accountant your bank statement because it reads like a food journal

 

 

The standoff between those who win big, and those who lose out

When you luck out big time by claiming every single thing possible

 

 

Or when you're left wondering why you paid all that money to an accountant

 
Tessa Dempster

Hi, I'm Tessa. I've lived all over Western Australia getting to sample food, wine, local events and more. I'm merciless when it comes to a long black, love a glass or three of red wine, and can often be found showing off my eccentric but enthusiastic moves whenever there is music playing (shopping centres included). I now document my finds and antics for Perth Underground. Hit me up if you want me to come discover your business! I'd love to pop by for a chat.