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  • Tax time 2021 toolkit general

    Our 2021 Tax Time toolkit for tax professionals. For a summary of this content in portable document format, see Tax time toolkit – general (PDF 4.40MB)This link will download a file.

    Deputy Commissioner's foreword

    Welcome to the 2021 tax time toolkit.

    This year’s toolkit has been designed to further support you and your clients during tax time. It provides a quick reference guide for 39 specific occupations with information on expenses your clients can and can’t claim, as well as common deductions like car and travel expenses. This year you will notice three new reference guide products for community support workers, gaming attendants and recruitment consultants.

    As each tax time can be slightly different, we’ve included tailored information specific to tax time 2021. For example, your clients may have received different types of income this tax time and the deductions they normally claim may have changed.

    Record keeping is also a focus of our toolkit, and you’ll find information explaining the records your clients need to keep and how to apportion their expenses between private and work-related use.

    We have received good feedback about our previous toolkits from the tax profession, and we are happy to hear that they are a valuable resource in guiding conversations with your clients. With that in mind, I encourage you to share this toolkit with your staff and through your professional networks.

    We aim to ensure all our guidance products are tailored to your needs and the needs of your clients, so please feel free to share any feedback with us.

    Finally and importantly, we recognise that there continues to be pressure for the tax profession. We understand the past 18 months has been a tough time for many of you, and we are committed to providing help and support to all tax professionals when it is needed. We are working hard to ensure that this help is tailored and personalised to your needs.

    More information on the range of support options is available at ato.gov.au/TPSupport. If you need support, please reach out to us.

    Thank you for your ongoing partnership as we navigate Tax Time 2021 together. I look forward to working with you in the year ahead.

    Hoa Wood, Deputy Commissioner, Australian Taxation Office

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