Work-related expenses on ATO hitlist

on August 25, 2015 General with 0 comments

Don’t get caught out by the ATO when lodging your work related expense claim this financial year.

Unusually high work-related expense claims from any industry or occupation in
the country are on the ATO’s hit list this year. The tax office has stated that it will
be paying particular attention to claims that have already been reimbursed by
employers or made for private purposes, such as travel from home to work.
Taking such a broad approach and using technology that can spot unusual or
excessive claims will increase the ATO’s chances of picking up on those who make
incorrect claims.

Taking such a broad approach and using technology that can spot unusual or
excessive claims will increase the ATO’s chances of picking up on those who make
incorrect claims.

While there are some exceptions that allow taxpayers to claim travel from home
to work, they are often taken advantage of by people who stretch the rules or simply
do not understand them. These are the kind of taxpayers who run the risk of being
picked up by the tax office when lodging a return with an incorrect claim.

It is vital for taxpayers who are unsure to seek professional advice regarding what
they can claim and how much they can claim. It is also important that they keep a
record of what they spend on work-related items throughout the year in order to
substantiate what is claimed through their tax return.

If you need help with work related expenses tax deduction please call our tax experts

at Lee & Lee Accountants  on 07 3103 8551 or email tony@leeandlee.com.au

ATO Hitlist