The Tax Office has sent out 226,000 letters to taxpayers regarding incorrect claims for work related expenses in their 2005/06 tax returns.
Common errors anticipated include:
- self-education expense claims where there was an insufficient connection between the work activities and the education expense to warrant a deduction;
- car expenses using the cents per kilometre method, with the taxpayer unable to support the claimed expenses;
- incorrectly claiming the entire amount of an asset purchase rather than calculating the assetâ€™s decline in value; and
incorrect calculations regarding the taxpayerâ€™s home office expense.
Tip: The Tax Office continues to carefully review work related expenses. If in doubt, speak to us.