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Withholding declaration search for term

A document that helps an employee notify their employer of a change in their PAYG withholding, for example, an entitlement to a tax offset. A withholding declaration authorises the employer to reduce or increase the amount of tax withheld from payments.

  • Fact 5

    In 1917, during World War I, the price of admission into a place of entertainment was taxed. Auditors attended race meetings, theatre and picture shows to ensure the tax was being paid. This tax was also imposed from 1942 to 1953.

Allowable deduction

An expense incurred in the course of earning income that can be used to reduce assessable income. Allowable deductions are sometimes simply referred to as deductions.

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