Tax Avengers – Alerts!

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is on the lookout for those trying to claim more than they are entitled to.

This year they are focusing on unusually high work-related expense claims across all industries and occupations.

Enhancements in technology and the use of data matching means they are able to take a much broader approach than previous years; and identify and investigate claims that differ from what is normal across all industries and occupations.

The ATO will also be paying particular attention to claims:

that have already been reimbursed by employers, and
for private expenses such as travel from home to work.

Three easy rules you can follow to make sure you’re not over-claiming on work-related expenses:

you must have spent the money yourself,
it must be related to your job, and
you must have a record to prove it.

Using the Tax Avengers will help protect you without missing claims you’re entitled to.

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