A bookkeeper said her client was seeing a chiro due to a work related back injury? He was paying the gap expense’s (private health insurance is paying the rest) through the business and he is allocating it to “sundry exp’s”, he is not claiming through work cover.. I don’t feel its right to put as ‘sundry exp’s’ ?? What should I change it to.. ‘other employee exp’s’??
Answer – Whether it’s claimable should be asked to the tax agent, as your affairs are known by him/her – generally I don’t think they are claimable for the business.
It is better to avoid Sundry and Miscellaneous accounts – it makes more work for the bookkeeper and accountant at year end – as they need to see what the transactions are.
Best to use a good account name so the tax agent can decide what is claimable or not and then they don’t need to sort out all the different transactions mixed together in one account.
So I would create another account under 9=xxxx and call it “Work Injury Expenses” – they may be claimable in the personal return.
But I cannot see that Injury expenses are claimable as they are not “for the everyday running of your business in the same income year you incur them” (quoted from ATO site and this link also has a good list of what IS claimable).
As for what individuals can claim, a good start is the Guide to claiming Deductions HERE
But also ask your tax agent, or call the ATO.
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