Occupations targeted by the ATO for 2008 tax return audits

Audit targets for 2008

The ATO has announced three occupations as audit targets for 2008 :

· nurses – particularly claims for self-education
· medical practitioners – particularly travel and entertainment expenses, and
· chefs – particularly for expenses for travel between home and work, and for pre-vocational courses.

The ATO also said "More generally—not just in these occupations—we will be looking at anomalous or ‘out of pattern’ claims for self-education, car and travel expenses."

By D Maynard
CEO My Tax Zone

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