Tax & Motor Vehicles Webinar

How to apply the right tax treatment & avoid ATO scrutiny


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Deductions under ATO scrutiny
FBT & how to get the tax treatment right
Ride-sourcing services & the importance of keeping records

The ATO has recently confirmed that it will be increasing its focus on the deductions claimed by individual taxpayers. This is likely to mean that claims for car and other motor vehicle expenses will come under closer scrutiny than they have in previous years. On top of this, the ATO has indicated that it will be also be looking closely at the FBT treatment of cars and other motor vehicles provided to employees as there are a number of issues that the ATO is concerned about.

The issue of car expenses also needs to be considered in more detail when clients are involved in the provision of ride-sourcing services. The ATO has issued some guidance in this area which demonstrates the importance of good record keeping habits.

Recorded 10 May 2019

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What we cover

This practical webinar covers:

  • Tricks and traps when applying the cents per kilometre and log book methods
  • The trips that can and can’t be deducted by clients providing ride-sourcing services
  • What the ATO expects of clients who use utes and other commercial vehicles for work or business
  • Different ways of structuring salary packaging arrangements involving motor vehicles
  • When clients do and don’t have to apply the luxury car limit for depreciation and GST purposes, and
  • The different rules that apply to chattel mortgages, hire purchase arrangements and luxury car leases.
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Our Presenter

Michael Carruthers

Tax Director, Knowledge Shop

Michael oversees the development of the tax team for Knowledge Shop and Hayes Knight in Sydney and is head of the Hayes Knight group’s national tax committee.

Michael has a knack for seeing through the complexity and helping practitioners work through highly technical issues with certainty and accuracy

Michael is a member of the advisory panel for the Board of Taxation and is a member of the reference group for the Board’s review of small business concessions. He was also an expert panel member for the Board’s review of tax impediments facing small business.

Michael Carruthers
Michael Carruthers
Tax Director, Knowledge Shop




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