Don’t risk sharing your MyGov password

On 4 December 2019 a case of fraud and theft was heard in Mt Druitt Magistrates Court NSW against an unregistered tax agent. The case highlights the risk of identity crime and the importance of not sharing your private myGov password information. Information obtained from the hearing of Benjamin Cox revealed that he had fraudulently…

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When is a contractor really an employee?

Fines of up to A$63,000 per breach of getting it wrong In Australia, 23 per cent of employers say they now regularly engage contract or temporary staff – with another 44 per cent employing them for special projects – according to the 2017 Hays Salary Guide. The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates there are one…

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ATO renews focus on car deductions

The tax office has restated its examination of people who claim more than they are entitled to around a car travel deductions as part of a broader compliance crackdown. The ATO noted that over 3.75 million people made a work-related car expense claim in 2016-17, totalling around $8.8 billion, of which around 870,000 claimed the…

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