Glossary beginning with R

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Refund search for term

An amount paid back by the ATO to a taxpayer when the taxpayer has paid more tax than they are liable to pay.

Regressive tax search for term

A tax charged at a set dollar amount, regardless of the value of the transaction. The passenger movement charge (also called departure tax) on passengers at airports is a regressive tax.

Retirement savings account (RSA) search for term

A savings account set up specifically for the purpose of saving funds for retirement.

Return search for term

The net amount an individual receives from an investment.

Revenue / government revenue search for term

The income of a government (from taxes, excise duties or other sources) used for the payment of public expenses.

Risk search for term

The chance of loss on a financial investment.

Rollover search for term

When an individual transfers super money from one super fund into another.

Wacky facts

  • Fact 4

    The first taxes in Australia were raised to help pay for the completion of Sydney's first gaol and provide for the orphans of the colony. Import taxes were put on spirits, wine and beer.

Glossary

Trust

A trust exists when a person or company (called a 'trustee') holds assets on behalf of others who are intended to benefit from the assets, or income from those assets. Those intended to benefit are called 'beneficiaries'.

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