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France for Dummies 4th Edition

The French have mastered the art of living well. With this guide, you’ll master the art of vacationing well—seeing what you want to see, doing what you want to do, and enjoying every mile and every minute. In France, there are so many sights to see and so much fabulous food and wine to savor that you may have to pick and choose. This friendly guide helps you plan ahead with info on:

Four great itineraries for exploring France and five daytrips from Paris
Provence, with the famous towns of Avignon, Arles, and Aix-en-Provence, and the quaint village of St-Rémy
The fabled French Riviera, including Cannes, Nice, and Monaco
The D-day beaches at Normandy
Biking in the countryside, climbing to the heights of Mont-St-Michel, visiting prestigious vineyards, and more
Hotels, ranging from one built as a convent in the early 18th century to an Italianate rose-pink villa from 1881 to a palatial hideaway in chic St. Tropez
Museums, ranging from Musée de Louvre and Musée d’Orsay in Paris to Musée Picasso in Antibes and Foundation Maeght in St-Paul-de-Vence, a modern art Mecca
Incredible castles, palaces, churches, and cathedrals, including Cathédrale de Notre-Dame in Paris, one of Western civilization’s greatest edifices
Shopping for the latest fashions in the chic boutiques of Paris, for hand-painted pottery in Quimper, for home decorating items and antiques in St-Rémy-de-Provence, for fruits, vegetables, and area specialties at the famous fruit and vegetable market in Aix-en-Provence, and more

Like every For Dummies travel guide, France For Dummies, 4th Edition, includes:

Down-to-earth trip-planning advice
What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip
The best hotels and restaurants for every budget
Handy Post-it® Flags to mark your favorite pages

Whether your style is grabbing a bite at a sidewalk café or savoring five-star haute cuisine…taking in the major attractions or exploring the French countryside, with this guide, you’ll have a bon voyage!

Tax For Australians For Dummies 2nd Edition

Created especially for the Australian customer!

Take on tax issues with confidence — and minimise your tax bill

Paying tax doesn’t have to be a nightmare. In Tax For Australians For Dummies, 2nd Edition, Jimmy B. Prince steers you through the labyrinth of everyday tax issues. Whether you’re an employee, investor, business owner, retiree or student, this easy-to-follow guide answers your tax questions. Bonus materials are available offline at www.dummies.com.

Build your tax knowledge—lodge a tax return or deal with an audit with confidence
Investigate tax-effective investment—take advantage of investing in shares and property
Reduce your tax bill as a small business owner—understand the rules and claim, claim, claim
Understand your income tax rates—deal with federal, state and local government taxes
Find expert guidance—come to terms with key tax principles and tap into the cases behind Australian tax law
Choose the right business structure—reduce your business tax bill the right way
Prepare for retirement—plan for tax-free twilight years
Tap into government concessions—understand all the options
Open the book and find:

Strategies to reduce the tax paid on share dividends
How you’re taxed if you receive a termination or redundancy payment
Case studies—with practical, step-by-step examples
How your child’s income, investments and trust distribution are taxed
Exactly what you need to know about GST
How to calculate capital gains tax on sale of investments
Which tax concession you can claim for your business type
Learn to:

Lodge your tax returns and maximise your refund
Minimise your small business tax bill
Make the most of tax-free investing
Use the tax system to increase your super