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  • myDeductions

    myDeductions makes it easier and more convenient to keep your expense and income records in one place:

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

    On this page:

    Download the ATO app


    • download the ATO app to your smart device
    • select the myDeductions icon
    • step through and choose whether you'd like to use the tool as an individual (generally or as an employee), as a sole trader (business) or both.

    Get it on GooglePlay Download on the AppStore

    Records you can keep

    You can record:

    • expenses and deductions
    • vehicle trips
    • income (if you're a sole trader)
    • photos of your invoices and receipts.

    Using myDeductions at tax time

    Whether you lodge your own tax return or use a tax agent, myDeductions can help you keep your tax records organised.

    Throughout the year it’s a fast, easy way to capture information on the go. When you are ready to do your tax return you can:

    • email your data, including to your tax agent
    • upload your data to prefill your tax return, then either
      • you can lodge it
      • your tax agent can access your uploaded data through their practice management software.

    If you're a sole trader with a primary production business or personal services income you can record and share your data on myDeductions, but you shouldn't upload it to prefill your tax return.

    If you download the ATO app and use the myDeductions tool:

    • make sure you record your information on a single device throughout the year, because you can only upload once per financial year
    • multiple people can't use one device
    • don't forget to back up your data regularly in case your device is broken, lost or stolen.

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    Last modified: 01 Jul 2020QC 52615