Phone And Internet Claims

Posted Under: Accounting and Taxation Posted On 21/06/2016

The ATO has given some guidance on how they will review phone and internet. If your claims are less than $50 for these expenses, the ATO will feel these are incidental amounts and will not require substantiation. Amounts over will need evidence of the claim.

  • Keep records for a 4-week representative period each year
  • From itemised bills you need to determine the percentage of work use by –
      • Number of work calls as a percentage of total calls
      • Amount of time spent on work calls as a percentage of total
      • Amount of data downloaded for work as a percentage
  • Evidence that employer expects work to be done at home or make some work calls will also help demonstrate deduction is claimable.