• Overseas travel expenses – supporting information

    Here's a list of the documents and information we usually need to process a private ruling request or objection about the deductibility of overseas travel. If you provide supporting information this will reduce the time it takes us to process your request.

    If you want to apply for a private ruling about the deductions you can claim for overseas travel, you need to:

    • complete and submit the relevant private ruling application form (for tax professionals or not for tax professionals)
    • provide the supporting information listed below.

    If you want to lodge an objection about the rental property deductions you can claim for overseas travel, you need to:

    • complete and submit the relevant objection form (for taxpayers or tax professionals)
    • provide the supporting information listed below.

    Supporting information

    Note: If you've previously provided us with any of the information listed below, you don't need to provide it again.

    The information we need for a private ruling or objection about the deductibility of overseas travel includes:

    • the purpose and duration of the trip overseas
    • your employment duties and how the travel relates to that employment
    • if the duration of your trip was six or more consecutive nights, a copy of your travel diary
    • whether your employer requested that you travel overseas
    • whether you received a travel allowance from anyone or whether you were reimbursed for any of the expenses incurred
    • whether you took leave to travel overseas, and if so, what type of leave
    • the date you left Australia and the date you returned
    • whether the trip contained a private component, and if so, details
    • what expenses you incurred, including amounts, dates and details on how the expenses were calculated
    • how you apportioned expenses to cover the private component
    • whether anyone accompanied you on the trip overseas, and if so  
      • who and your relationship with them
      • what they did while you were doing work-related activities
      • whether any expenses you wish to claim relate to this person
       

    You should also provide a copy of all evidence you have to substantiate the expenses.

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      Last modified: 11 Jul 2017QC 19073