I finally got my tax bonus payment from the government last week via direct deposit. Unfortunately, as soon as I got it, I had to use it to pay for the car registration, insurance and service.
Haha, what luck. Didn’t even get to spend it on myself. Oh well, I’m sure that “stimulated” the economy.
Remember guys, as long as you are eligible, your payment should come by the 16th of May either via cheque or direct deposit, depending on how you received your tax return payment last financial year.
If you used a tax agent to lodge your tax return last financial year, you should check with your tax agent whether the payment is with your tax agent. Also make sure your bank details and address are up to date with the ATO.
If you still haven’t received payment by the 16th of May, you should call 1300 686 636 and the ATO may be able to help you if you are eligible.
It’d be interesting to find out how you spent your tax bonus payment.
If you haven’t read the news, Carrie Prejean – Miss California was set to win the Miss USA crown but became first-runner up because of her response to Perez Hilton’s question regarding gay marriages.
When asked by Perez Hilton on her views on whether other states should legalise gay marriage like Vermont, the fourth state to do so, Carrie stood up for her beliefs and responded that a marriage is between a man and a woman, therefore no, she does not support gay marriage.
I think this severely pissed Perez off (as you can see in the later part of the video) because he’s gay if you didn’t know.
First thing that comes to mind is, why on earth is Perez Hilton a judge at a beauty pageant? He’s a celebrity blogger who indulges himself with gossip and a lot of trash media. Not only does he lack quality judging abilities, he’s even taken that response as a personal insult and insulted her intelligence via his website. Very unprofessional. Has Miss USA become the new Jerry Springer pageant show?
I’ve recently written a post on the details of the economic stimulus package and the eligibility of it. Something I didn’t cover which I would assume a lot of parents would be wondering was whether your child who is a minor (under 18 years old) is eligible for this as well.
Well, I’ve saved you the trouble and done some research so hopefully this will answer your question.
The ATO website states that if you were a minor (under 18) at 30 June 2008 (end of last financial year), your child may be eligible if
- The child was an excepted person, or
- The child received excepted assessable income, and
- The child fulfills all other requirements
Daylight savings in New South Wales will end on Sunday, 5th of April so make sure you move your clocks backwards an hour at 3am (will become 2am).
This will recommence on Sunday, 4th of October which will require you to move your clocks forwards an hour at 2am (will become 3am).
Don’t say I didn’t warn ya :)
iPhone developers now have access to the updated software developer kit (SDK) with more than 1,000 completely new APIs. To join the iPhone developer program, it is $99 for the standard program and $299 for the enterprise program.
Some of the new features of upcoming update are:
- Search your Apple iPhone
- Cut, copy and paste
- Send photos, contacts, audio files and location via MMS
- Read and compose email and text messages in landscape view
You can watch the Apple presentation below.