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Hi all, I am an employee. From June to November 2019 I worked in my usual office in Melbourne each Monday, then travelled to Launceston for work each Tuesday morning, returning each Friday night. My employer paid for my accomodation and a hire vehicle in Launceston, while I received an allowance for food and incidentals.
Using the appropriate table on TD 2019/11, I am able to reduce my tax obligation to zero for that period alone. My question is: I can claim similar deductions for the same reasons for the period January 2020 to April 2020, as well as other legitimate deductions for other expenses. Should I simply claim the duductions which reduce my tax obligation to zero or should I include everything?
I know I could use a Tax Agent, but I quite enjoy the process of doing my own tax return, and in this strange new Covid world we find ourselves in I have plenty of time on my hands.
Thank you for considering my question, I hope I get a response.
Thanks for your very quick response, I will do exactly that. I guess doing so also has the effect of making similar claims in subsequent returns appear less unusual. I don't know if the ATO thinks like that, but accuracy is important anyway.