tax deductions

Deduction item D10 (cost of managing tax affairs) to be split

In response to feedback and recommendations from the tax profession, the ATO has announced that for Tax Time 2018 it will implement a change to split deduction label D10 – the cost of managing tax affairs – on the individual income tax return. Deduction item D10 (cost of managing tax affairs) to be split As

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Your landlord clients need to be prepared to lose this deduction

New legislation recently tabled in Canberra puts a measure first announced with the last Federal Budget closer to reality. Your landlord clients need to be prepared to lose this deduction The Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Tax Integrity) Bill 2017 (you can read the details here) solidifies the government’s intention to deny all travel deductions relating

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ATO shares it’s most frequent small business deduction queries

With the 2017 tax time continuing apace past its 12th week, the ATO has had an opportunity to identify some more-than-anecdotal trends that have emerged through its various channels of taxpayer engagement. Questions from small business taxpayers make up a significant proportion of the enquiries the ATO fields in its day-to-day business, and it has

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The ATO’s occupation-specific tax deduction guides

To save practitioners time explaining to clients what they can or can’t include as deductions on their tax returns, the ATO has developed a suite of occupation-specific guides. It says these have been designed to help your clients understand what they can think about including, or what is completely off the table, as work-related expenses.

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Checklist of business deductions

This non-exhaustive checklist of business deductions is designed to provide an easy reference guide to the types of deductions that might be claimed by businesses. This checklist should be read in conjunction with a similar checklist for employees that was published last week (read it here). Note that these deductions may not necessarily be available,

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