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.