As I have posted previously, we are experiencing unprecedented challenges in our lives and that we are making choices and decisions that are difficult and that may greatly impact our lives.
Below are links to some websites to keep you abreast of scams and assist your home environment be cyber secure.
As more of us are working from home we may need to become more vigilant about our cybersecurity. There are a number of websites that can assist you keep your home IT systems safe. They include:
This website includes a signup service that informs you about the latest threats and vulnerabilities within an Australian context, and how to address any risks to your devices or computer networks.
This website has some helpful guidelines on keeping your systems cyber safe while you work from home.
This website alerts you to the types of scams, a detailed list on what to look for and how to protect yourself from being scammed. It also has a signup service.
I am aware and acknowledge that we are experiencing unprecedented challenges in our lives and that we are making choices and decisions that are difficult and that may greatly impact our lives.
For tax purposes, you can claim a deduction in your individual tax return for the expenses you incur when you work from home. Some of these expenses include mobile phone, internet, scanners, printers, office furniture, electricity etc.
In order to claim these expenses, you will need to keep certain records. If you are able to keep these records in real time, it will make it easier to provide that information later when we prepare your next individual tax return.
Contact us if you would like further information about how to keep records of your 'work at home' expenses
We are committed to supporting my clients and the wider community. We are all facing unprecedented circumstances. We can work together and rise to the challenges we are experiencing.
At present we are operating as usual. However, we are not meeting with clients face to face.
If you have any questions or need further information about how Smart Tax and Accounting Services’ response to the COVID-19, please contact us.