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  • Personalise your myDeductions tool

    The 'myDeductions tool' in the ATO app makes it easy and convenient for you to keep tax-related records in one place.

    When you first open the ATO app and select the myDeductions tool, you'll see a Personalisation screen, where you can choose whether you'd like to use the tool as an employee (or general individual), a sole trader, or both.

    myDeductions doesn't allow multiple users to use the app on the same device. In order to correctly record your data, make sure only one person's data (whether employee, business or both) is recorded in the tool.

    Employee and general records

    If you are an employee, you can use myDeductions to keep records of your work and general expenses and to make lodging your tax return easier.

    If you are not an employee, you can still record your general expenses, such as gifts and donations and the cost of managing your tax affairs.

    If you chose to use the myDeductions tool for your records as an employee or for your general records, you can:

    • add your expense
    • add your trips
    • capture your receipts.

    Business records – sole traders

    If you are a sole trader, you can use the myDeductions tool to keep records of your income and deductions.

    Most sole traders can also upload their records to make lodging their tax return easier, however you shouldn't do this if you have either:

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      Last modified: 01 Jul 2020QC 46409