ATO to set its sights on ‘copy-paste’ expense claims

ATO Set’s It’s Sights on ‘Copy-Paste’ Expense Claims

The Tax Office has issued a warning to taxpayers who opt for “copy-pasting” work-related expense claims, like those accrued for travelling between work sites, or laundering uniforms, while they have been working from home. The ATO on Thursday warned taxpayers that it will set its sights on ineligible work-related expense claims come tax time, issuing…
ATO launches new tax residency data-matching program

New Tax Residency Data-Matching Program Launched by ATO

The tax residency status of Australians and foreign residents are set to undergo closer scrutiny by the ATO as it launches a new data-matching program that will cover 670,000 individuals each year. The Department of Home Affairs will now provide the ATO with arrival and departure records of travellers to and from Australia for the…
ATO Revs Up As JobKeeper Set To End In March 2021

ATO Revs Up As JobKeeper Set To End In March 2021

Promoted by Accountancy Insurance Although 2020 saw a temporary lull in the ATO and State Revenue Office’s usual activity level due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 is already set to be as busy as ever when it comes to audits and reviews initiated by government revenue authorities. Accounting professionals are being advised to get their…
Young Couple Experiencing Financial stress and wanting to access their super early

COVID-19 | Taxpayers Cautioned on Early Super Release

Taxpayers have been urged to reconsider applying for the early release of super to simply obtain tax benefits, with the loophole going against the intent of the government’s COVID-19 relief measures. Temporary early access to super was one of several changes made to superannuation as a part of the government’s second stimulus package to offset the economic…
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