17 Jun 14 ATO targeting work-related deduction claims
The ATO advises that this tax time it is continuing to pay close attention to the $19.5 billion in work-related expenses claimed each year as deductions by individuals when they lodge their tax returns.
This year the ATO will not be limiting its attention to particular occupations. Instead, particular attention will be paid to work-related expense claims relating to:
- overnight travel
- transporting bulky tools and equipment, and
- the work-related proportion of use for computers, phones or other electronic devices.
As-well-as these areas of focus, the ATO will continue to review incorrect or excessive claims for all other work-related expenses.