Keep on giv­ing

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

CLAIM­ING the gov­ern­ment’s $ 1000 cy­clone disas­ter fund­ing has been a thorny prob­lem for many. I didn’t claim it be­cause I didn’t think I de­served it. But one reader, puz­zling over the same prob­lem, came up with a novel so­lu­tion. He de­cided he could spend the money bet­ter than Ju­lia other­wise would, so he claimed it and do­nated it to those who re­ally do need it. As well as that, he worked out that if he’s pay­ing, say, 30 cents in the dol­lar tax he can de­clare his do­na­tion and get a re­fund of $ 300. Then he’ll get a re­fund on that $ 300 too, this time $ 90, which he can re-in­vest and get an­other re­fund. At that point he reck­ons he can spend it on a nice bot­tle of bub­bly.

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