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    Lucy Kippist
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    In the spirit of Halloween, we’re talking about the spookiest things our clients have ever asked of us as small business owners.

    My favourite so far? “Can we just skip email and you use the fax?”

    What would you add to this list?

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    heylouise
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    “In addition to a website, can you please:
    – be my personal taxi driver for me and my friends
    – follow me across the country as my assistant
    ….”

    😮

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    GlenC
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    heylouse…. what? for real? that’s……..wow that’s different 😮

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    JacquiPryor
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    Is it ok if I just draft this cease & desist letter myself and you run your eye over it? (Me, in response: Sure but that’s going to cost $X… Client: Oh, but I am doing all the work?)

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    bb1
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    heylouise, post: 267674, member: 79034 wrote:
    “In addition to a website, can you please:
    – be my personal taxi driver for me and my friends
    – follow me across the country as my assistant
    ….”

    😮

    Not sure what the problem is, for one of my clients, I used to take her to the chemist, hairdresser, doctor, I even sold her Mercedes Benz for her.

    Thats the problem now a days, our business card says we are Digital marketers, and we can’t think outside the box.

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    bb1
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    Do the gutters on a 2 story house, I’m scared of heights

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    eztephen
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    “Just show me how it’s done so I can do it myself next time.”

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    JamesMillar
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    (Prospect enquiry). …I read on flying solo that I could structure my home loan to be fully tax deductible. I’m not sure if the guy posting was an accountant but a few people agreed with him so I think it’s legit.

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    bb1
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    JamesMillar, post: 267867, member: 5318 wrote:
    (Prospect enquiry). …I read on flying solo that I could structure my home loan to be fully tax deductible. I’m not sure if the guy posting was an accountant but a few people agreed with him so I think it’s legit.

    And that is why I always say the admins need to take more responsibility with some of the posts.

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    LucasArthur
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    JamesMillar, post: 267867, member: 5318 wrote:
    (Prospect enquiry). …I read on flying solo that I could structure my home loan to be fully tax deductible. I’m not sure if the guy posting was an accountant but a few people agreed with him so I think it’s legit.

    LOL, the world is full of various types of people.. Some that like facts, and some that like facts that support their viewpoint – regardless of authenticity…

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    JamesMillar
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    LucasArthur, post: 267870, member: 34537 wrote:
    LOL, the world is full of various types of people.. Some that like facts, and some that like facts that support their viewpoint – regardless of authenticity…

    lots of the latter out there for sure.

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    JacquiPryor
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    LucasArthur, post: 267870, member: 34537 wrote:
    LOL, the world is full of various types of people.. Some that like facts, and some that like facts that support their viewpoint – regardless of authenticity…

    So very true!

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    Johny
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    move out, rent it out = tax deductible home loan?

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    JamesMillar
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    Johny, post: 267885, member: 34822 wrote:
    move out, rent it out = tax deductible home loan?

    Haha. When I say “home” I mean the dwelling they are living in at the time of claiming the deduction. There was a racket a while ago purporting to have designed a legitimate scheme for achieving this – called the home loan unit trust arrangement. (and someone once promoted it here from memory). Suffice to say its not accepted by the ATO. https://www.ato.gov.au/law/view/document?locid=%27TXR/TR200218/NAT/ATO

    Of course you can move out of your home, rent it out and claim a deduction for the interest but at that point its not your home (but can be a main residence under the absence rule if you elect for up to six years).

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    vanessa@legal123
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    JacquiPryor, post: 267703, member: 20176 wrote:
    Is it ok if I just draft this cease & desist letter myself and you run your eye over it? (Me, in response: Sure but that’s going to cost $X… Client: Oh, but I am doing all the work?)
    Jacqui-that is brilliant to hear we are not alone at Legal123! We often hear that REGULARLY: ‘it should cost less as we drafted our terms/the work ourselves”!!! :(😮 This often means more work for us!
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