ATO goes down on trousers!

The ATO is very strict about what can and can’t be claimed such as bartenders black trousers and white shirts, business attires without logos or your favourite socks! For a more boring look at what can and can’t be claimed follow the link to the ATO below.

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Trying to magically make a tax return appear?

Ever wondered why you can claim for travel between work sites, but not to and from home? or why office clothes aren’t claimable on tax?
We spoke to the Australian Tax Office’s Assistant Commissioner Kath Anderson about some of the most common misconceptions about tax refunds.

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Delays that some have faced when dealing with the ATO

An “exponential” growth rate in the number and take-up of the Australian Taxation Office’s application programming interfaces (APIs) has prompted a hard rethink of how this environment is secured.
The number of APIs in production for third-party providers has boomed from 70 in July 2014 to 237 at current count, according to ATO chief digital officer John Dardo.
And the number of developers taking advantage of this ecosystem has jumped from 17 service providers three years ago to 346 today.

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