There are over 8 million taxpayers claiming work-related deductions and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) are checking them out!
In 2014/15 approximately 450,000 income tax returns were scrutinised and that number is climbing every year as technology advancements are made.
The following weeks will see me exposing some of the dodgy deductions the ATO have picked up on, I hope you enjoy the read.
Case study 2 – Travel Expenses:
A wine expert, working at a high end restaurant, took annual leave and went to Europe for a holiday.
He claimed thousands of dollars in airfares, car expenses, accommodation, and various tour expenses, based on the fact that he’d visited some wineries. He also claimed over $9,000 for cases of wine.
All his deductions were disallowed when the employer confirmed the claims were private in nature and not related to earning his income.