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ATO Tax Time 2020 Resources

It’s tax time! It pays to learn what work-related expenses you can claim

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has launched its Tax Time 2020 campaign to help people understand how to best prepare and lodge their tax returns.

When completing your tax return, you may be able to claim deductions for some work-related expenses.

To claim a work-related deduction:

  • you must have spent the money yourself and weren’t reimbursed
  • it must be directly related to earning your income
  • you must have a record to prove it.

If the expense was for both work and private purposes, you can only claim a deduction for the work-related portion.

Remember, you are accountable for the claims you make in your tax return, even if you use a registered tax agent to prepare and lodge it on your behalf.

The ATO has translated useful information on what can and cannot be claimed for a number of occupations into seven languages: Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Please click on the links below to find resources that can help you:

  • Tax essential information and resources in Arabic
  • Tax essential information and resources in Chinese
  • Tax essential information and resources in Hindi
  • Tax essential information and resources in Korean
  • Tax essential information and resources in Punjabi
  • Tax essential information and resources in Spanish
  • Tax essential information and resources in Vietnamese