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    TaxPack

    You can download TaxPack 2008 (PDF, 4.3MB)This link will download a file in Portable Document Format (PDF).

    Corrections to TaxPack 2008

    Since the printing of TaxPack 2008 and associated products, some minor corrections have been made. The corrections that have been made to the online versions are as follows:

    Page 33, the paragraph under the heading 'Tax offsets and your tax withheld' – the text has been changed to inform taxpayers that FTB claims for the period beginning 1 July 2008 can only be claimed through the FAO. The text also tells taxpayers that they may need to complete a new Withholding declaration and should contact their employer.

    Page 55, a 'D' has been added to the second sentence in the second paragraph of Step 3. It should read 'Add any category A, B, C and D amounts together and write the total at D item D4 on page 3 of your tax return.

    Page 72, the box with the heading 'Tax offsets and your tax withheld' – the text has been changed to inform taxpayers that FTB claims for the period beginning 1 July 2008 can only be claimed through the FAO. The text also tells taxpayers that they may need to complete a new Withholding declaration and should contact their employer.

    Page 75,Table 2: Family ATI limit at which FTB Part A stops – the figure in the row titled '3 children aged 0-17' and the column titled '1 child aged 18-24' has been corrected from $113,853 to $130,853.

    Page 80, Worksheet 1; Step 7 – the sentence is incomplete and should read 'If your spouse's SNI was $286 or more, write at (f) their SNI for the year (or for the period you are claiming a spouse tax offset if this is not for the whole year).

    Corrections to TaxPack 2008 supplement

    Page s39, Non-concessional contributions cap – The text states that the option of contributing up to $450,000 over a three-year period (the 'bring forward option') applies where the client is under 65 years of age forthe whole of 2007-08. This is incorrect, and should read:

    The non-concessional contributions cap for 2007-08 is $150,000 per person. If you are under 65 years of age at any timein 2007-08, instead of the yearly cap of $150,000 you have the option of contributing up to $450,000 over a three-year period (the 'bring forward option') - but certain conditions apply.

    TaxPack supplement

    You can download TaxPack 2008 supplement (PDF, 2.7MB)This link will download a file in Portable Document Format (PDF).

    Retirees TaxPack

    You can download TaxPack 2008 for retirees (PDF, 2.7MB)This link will download a file in Portable Document Format (PDF).

    Short tax return

    Short tax return instructions 2008 (PDF, 1.15MB)This link will download a file 68 pages

    Short tax return eligibility criteria (PDF, 172KB)This link will download a file 4 pages

    Tax return forms and schedules

    Tax return forms

    Other schedules

    • Business and professional items instructions 2007-08 (NAT 2543-6.2008). This will help you to complete items 12, 13, 14 or 15 in the Tax return for individuals 2007 (supplementary section).
    • Capital allowances schedule instructions 2008 (NAT 4089-6.2008). If you have claimed a deduction for decline in value, you may need to complete a capital allowances schedule for 2007.
    • Employment termination payment schedule (NAT 71744-12.2007). This will help you complete item 4 in the Tax return for individuals 2008. You will need to complete this schedule if you received more than one employment termination payment during the year.
    • Individual PAYG payment summary schedule 2007-08 (NAT 3647-6.2008). You will need to complete this schedule with the Business and professional items schedule for individuals 2007-08 if you received any of the following:
      • Payment summary – voluntary agreement
      • Payment summary – withholding where ABN not quoted
      • Payment summary – labour hire and other specified payments
      • Payment summary – foreign resident withholding.
       
    • Family tax benefit (FTB) tax claim form instructions 2007-08 (NAT 4108-6.2008). The short and long claim forms to use if you wish to claim family tax benefit through the tax system.
    • Statutory declaration for payment summaries that are lost or destroyed.
    • Superannuation lump sum schedule (NAT 71743-12.2007). This will help you complete item 8 in the Tax return for individuals 2008. You will need to complete this schedule if you received more than one superannuation lump sum during the year.

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    Referred publications and rulings

    Not everything can be covered in TaxPack. Sometimes, you will be referred to other publications that will help you to understand your tax obligations and complete your tax return. Some publications are essential to complete some items.

    Tax rates and calculations

    If you wish to calculate the amount of your refund or debt, you can use the Individual income tax rates

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