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Consider making a HELP repayment now to avoid 2.0% indexation to apply on 1 June 2013

www.nomoney.com.au Indexation of 2.0% announced The ATO has announced that the indexation factor applying to HELP debts will be 2%, to be applied on 1 June 2013. Note that this indexation factor only applies to debts that have been unpaid

Posted in Saving Money, Uni

Should you pay your uni course fees upfront or earn interest instead?

www.nomoney.com.au   If you are at uni and have a bit of spare cash (or your parents do), you might be considering paying your course fees upfront so that you don’t go onto the HELP (previously called HECS) system.  

Posted in Debt, Uni

HELP/HECS statements no longer to be forwarded by ATO

www.nomoney.com.au   The ATO have announced that they will no longer be forwarding HELP/HECS statements each year to show your HELP/HECS balance.   The reasoning behind not forwarding HELP/HECS statements is that you only need this information when you are

Posted in Debt, Tax, Uni

26 ways to Google search to find what you want – for Australians

Why you may not be using Google for all it has to offer Most people, when using a search engine, type in keywords. Keywords are the first step to finding what you are looking for. But what if you want

Posted in IT, Uni, Work

How to cut the costs of going back to University

As uni goes back there are a lot of costs that you are expected to cover. Below, we look at some of the things you need to pay for and whether there is any way to cut the costs.  

Posted in Saving Money, Uni

Repaying your HELP debt when you lodge your tax return

How you are forced to repay your HELP debt – what is your HELP repayment income When you lodge your tax return, you will be forced to pay a percentage of your income towards your HELP debt (between 4-8%) if

Posted in Debt, Tax, Uni

HELP debt – no longer worth paying off?

It is no longer worth paying off your HELP loan, in my opinion. Ok – there I’ve said it. Paying down a debt is normally a good thing.  But even if you have money sitting around, I think there might

Posted in Debt, Tax, Uni

HELP debt – no longer worth paying off after 1 January 2012

It is no longer worth paying off your HELP debt, in my opinion.  Ok – there I’ve said it. It goes against my usual philosophy – paying down a debt is normally a good thing.  But, even if you have

Posted in Debt, Uni

Self Education Deduction Refund Spreadsheet – Anstis case

As I mentioned in my earlier article - Self Education Deduction Refund Calculations – Anstis case,   If you received Youth Allowance for any year between 2007 to 2010– the Tax Office might automatically amend your tax return and give you an extra

Posted in Tax, Uni

Self Education Deduction Refund Calculations – Anstis case

www.nomoney.com.au Students – Anstis case If you received Youth Allowance for any year between 2007 to 2010– the Tax Office might automatically amend your tax return and give you an extra refund. If you are eligible you will receive a

Posted in Tax, Uni

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