Sales Rep Disallowed Car Log Book Deduction

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See also this post -  Claiming work related car expenses

A sales rep was disallowed a claim for car expenses based on the log book method. The ATO argued they were not satisfied that the log book accurately reflected the use that the taxpayer had made of his car for income-producing activities.
The Commissioner also imposed administrative penalties.

Although the taxpayer was allowed to use one of the alternative car expense claim methods, the case highlights the need to keep accurate log books and meet the log book rules.

See this post ==> Claiming Car Expenses - Log Book Method

See case - Ovens v Federal Commissioner of Taxation

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