Tax Summary - Essential Tax Guide for Tax Practitioners

We make sure every edition of the Tax Summary is as comprehensive, useful and up-to-date as possible – it’s a commitment that goes back more than a century.

With all the changes arising from the COVID-19 pandemic this year, we’ve held back the release date by a few weeks to make sure, as always, that we’ve included everything you need to know.

In the meantime, while the 2020-21 edition hits the printing press, we remind TSA members that you can always access a digital copy of the latest published Tax Summary (currently 2019-20) by logging into the member portal and going to the ‘My benefits’ tab.

The Tax Summary is the essential tax guide for everyone who needs to navigate the complexities of the Australian taxation system. It is written in plain English (no jargon!) with explanations and easy-to-follow examples on taxation and superannuation.


It provides worked examples, checklists and flowcharts, including tips for avoiding pitfalls. This tax guide covers all aspects of tax: income tax, superannuation, capital gains tax, GST, fringe benefits and also State based taxes.

Whether you are a tax practitioner, business owner, individual or studying, the Tax Summary has, for the past 100 years, been a cornerstone in building an understanding of Australia’s tax system.

Making tax simple:
  • Rates, thresholds and offsets to help you plan for 2021
  • Find out how small businesses and primary producers can benefit from a suite of special tax concessions
  • A comprehensive checklist of deductions for employees and business taxpayers
  • Overview of superannuation and retirement planning
  • Manage FBT obligations for employers
  • Comply with state taxes including payroll tax, stamp duty and land taxes
Picture of the productTax Summary 2020-21 (Paper)
Your order will be shipped late September.

Your price: 177.00
Member price: 130.00

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Picture of the productProduct Bundle — Tax Summary 2020-21 + COVID-19 Book
Tax Summary (paper copy) + COVID-19 Book (paper and digital). Orders will be shipped late September.

Your price: 165.00

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The digital version of the Tax Summary is included in membership with a mid-financial year update. See what membership type works for you.

Product Details
Edition: 101st edition
Publication year: 2020-21


"The Tax Summary is my first go to resource - it's easy to use and provides quick answers to many preparation and client questions. The contents are extensive and the explanations are very easy to understand. This product is a real timesaver!" — Prastish Bajwa, Hydon & Mody, CPA

"The Tax Summary is my favourite tax guide. It's easy to read, the explanations are clear, the examples are useful and I love the tips." — Jo Sampson

"The Tax Summary is highly regarded as a comprehensive and understandable reference source" — Ross Ludwig

"With case studies and illustrated examples the Tax Summary makes complex concepts and difficult technical points every easy to understand." — Sasi Santharajah

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