15 Aug 2019 Failure to take reasonable care
A tax agent company was investigated by the Board for suspected breaches of the Code of Professional Conduct (Code). The ATO referred the case to the Board after completing audits on income tax returns that the company prepared and lodged for 21 of its clients for the 2013 and 2014 financial years.
As a result of the audits, the ATO disallowed work-related expenses because the relevant expenses were not adequately substantiated and/or the clients did not demonstrate sufficient connection between the claims and the work-related activities.
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