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Don’t Get Fooled By Tax Scammers

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the ATO, it may be one of the new ways scammers are targeting people.  The robotic voice may say something like “as per our recent audit, we have identified incorrect sorted tax filings and we regret to inform you that your account has been marked delinquent on account of tax avoidance.  A petition note has been filed against your name, including a warrant for your arrest”.

So if you do receive a similar sounding phone call, don’t panic.  Just hang up the phone and either give us a call on 38813029 or call the ATO directly.  This also applies to emails you may receive that might say you have an unclaimed refund or similar.  Don’t open the email, delete it immediately.

 

Top 5 Tax Deductions You Might Not Know About – #5

Before you come in for your tax appointment there are a number of tax deductions that you may not know about or have forgotten.

Our fifth missed tax deduction is:

Tax agent fees:

Don’t forget that the cost of using Gotax to do your tax return is tax deductible in the following year.

If you haven’t done so yet, call us now on 38813029 to book your next tax appointment.  Make sure you ask the accountant preparing your tax return if you have any queries regarding the info of the above.

Top 5 Tax Deductions You Might Not Know About – #4

Before you come in for your tax appointment there are a number of tax deductions that you may not know about or have forgotten.

Our fourth missed tax deduction is:

Home office:

If you are required to work from home you may be able to claim some home office expenses such as computer costs, electricity and office furniture.  Just keep a monthly record of the number of hours you worked at home.

If you haven’t done so yet, call us now on 38813029 to book your next tax appointment.  Make sure you ask the accountant preparing your tax return if you have any queries regarding any of the above.

Top 5 Tax Deductions You Might Not Know About – #3

Before you come in for your tax appointment there are a number of tax deductions that you may not know about or have forgotten.

Our third missed tax deduction is:

Internet:

Do you work from home and need to use the internet?  If the answer is yes, you may be able to claim a portion of your internet costs.  Similar to claiming your mobile phone, you need to keep a monthly log book that records your work use.

If you haven’t done so yet, call us now on 38813029 to book your next tax appointment. Make sure you ask the accountant preparing your tax return if you have any queries regarding any of the above. 

 

Top 5 Tax Deductions You Might Not Know About – #2

Before you come in for your tax appointment there are a number of tax deductions that you may not know about or have forgotten.

Our second missed tax deduction is:

Mobile phone:

If you need to use your personal mobile phone to make work calls, such as calling customers or clients, you may be able to claim a portion of your phone bills.  You either need to keep a copy of your itemised monthly bill or keep a log to determine what portion you can claim.

If you haven’t done so yet, call us now on 38813029 to book your next tax appointment.  Make sure you ask the accountant preparing your tax return if you have any queries regarding any of the above.

 

 

Top 5 Tax Deductions You Might Not Know About – #1

Before you come in for your tax appointment there are a number of tax deductions that you may not know about or have forgotten.

Our first missed tax deduction is:

Claiming work related car expenses:

If you use your own car for work purposes, except for driving to and from work, you may be able to claim some car costs.
You need to keep a log book that keeps a track of the number of work km’s done.

If you haven’t done so yet, call us now on 07 3881 3029 to book your next tax appointment.
Make sure you ask the accountant preparing your tax return if you have any queries regarding any of the above.