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How to personalise myDeductions

How to personalise myDeductions for use as an individual, sole trader or both.

Last updated 2 June 2024

Before you start to use the tool

To use myDeductions, you'll need to download the ATO app from Google Play or the App Store.

For help when you're using myDeductions, select the '?' symbol at the top right of the screen.

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 individual), a sole trader, or both.

The myDeductions tool doesn't allow multiple users to use the app on the same device. In order to correctly record your data, make sure you only record one person's data (whether employee, business or both) 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 choose to use the myDeductions tool for your records as an employee or for your general records, you can:

Sole traders and business records

If you are a sole trader, you can use the myDeductions tool to keep records, you can:

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: