The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has announced a new data-matching program targeting taxpayers earning income from the exploding popularity of short-term rentals available on platforms like AirBNB and Stayz. Utilising information from online platform sharing sites matched to information from financial institutions, the ATO is targeting 190,000 individuals to make sure they have not…
Will you find yourself in the ATO spotlight this year? Avoid these costly tax return errors and reduce your chances of appearing on the ATO’s audit radar.
It’s becoming more and more common for people to spend at least a small portion of their time working from home. For this reason you may be entitled to claim deductions in your tax return for home office running expenses or home office occupancy expenses. But there is a distinct difference between the two claim…
The ATO has warned that they will be auditing more taxpayers this year. Avoid a tax audit with this very handy tax-time tool.
Are you an Uber driver? Beware the tax side effects! Uber drivers must have an ABN and be GST registered.
The last financial year has witnessed a record number of tax audits. and with the ATO actively stepping up its inspection of business transactions across the board, utmost vigilance must be exercised at all times with the recording of your business transactions. In order to help you avoid such a stressful, time-consuming and costly tax audit, we’ve put together a list of some triggers you should be aware of.
An area where we see individuals getting it wrong as employees is in relation to claiming work-related travel expenses.
In the old days, tax officials could be seen driving around the ‘burbs looking for signs of opulence that didn’t match your income.