We suggest that any clients who work away from home or pay for travel related expenses, contact our office for assistance.
The ATO has recently issued a ruling discussing some of these common issues including
- While travelling, when and how to claim deductions for accommodation, food and drink.
- How to treat the expenses for FBT purposes by the employer where a worker is reimbursed for travel, accommodation, meals and drink while working.
- How to determine how to differentiate between a living away from home allowance (LAFHA) benefit or a travel allowance.
Any allowable deductions will depend on various factors.