work-related expenses

Home to work travel claims? Generally not, but sometimes…

  As a general rule, travel from your home to your workplace is not allowed as a deduction because it constitutes a “private expense”. There are however specific situations where this rule does not apply, and there can be circumstances where you may be entitled to claim some of the travel expenses between your home and

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The value of a good car log book – a primer for your clients

When claiming for work-related car expenses, many taxpayers miss out on maximising their claim due to inadequate record keeping. But also, failing to maintain a valid car log book can cost taxpayers dearly in an ATO audit. The car log book is an important piece of tax substantiation for those who use their vehicle in

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Back to the future for truck driving employee meal expense claims

The ATO has announced it has reinstated the meal-by-meal approach for truck drivers who claim travel expenses for meals, after consulting closely with industry. The ATO has issued Taxation Determination 2017/19, which covers employee truck drivers claiming meal expenses for the 2017-18 income year. It says that to claim a deduction for meals, you must:

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