tax deductions

Clients’ car expenses claims to get the blowtorch treatment this tax time

  Assistant Commissioner Kath Anderson has announced that the ATO is particularly concerned about taxpayers either making mistakes or deliberately lodging false claims in relation to work-related car expenses over tax time 2018. “Last year around 3.5 million people made a work-related car expense claims, and together they totalled about $8.8 billion,” Anderson says. “Now that’s a

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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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