1.Review your ATO past police tax returns
The ATO allows for corrections or amendments to income tax returns were
a police officer has made a mistake or the tax agent in preparing the income
tax return has not claimed all the allowable deductions.
If a police officer has made a genuine mistake on his or her's income
tax return that has already been lodged, then our office can request an
amendment to this existing tax return.
In addition, you may have inadvertently answered a question in the wrong
context regarding your private health insurance matters, your spouse and family
arrangements and you may have forgotten to claim a legitimate offset which is
in effect a refund of tax in your favour. You may also have not been aware of
all the other legitimate police tax deductions that you are entitled to. We are
able to amend items in your taxation return that has been lodged can help make
a decision about your tax affairs and can launch an amendment accordingly. We
would be hopeful that this amendment will reduce the tax that you owe which
means that each individual police officer will receive a larger tax refund.
The Australian Tax office has time limits for police officers to amend
their income tax returns. The ATO law sets time limits from ending such tax
assessments. For individual police officers the time limit is generally two
years, from the day after the ATO give you notice of your assessment for the
year in question (generally taken to be the date on the notice of assessment
or, the date the relevant return was lodged. For example, an individual police
tax client received a notice of assessment dated 12 November 2015, the two-year
amendment period starts on 13 November 2015 (the day after the date on a police
officer’s notice of assessment) and in two years later, on 12 November 2017, so
a police officer has until that day to lodge a request for an amendment to that
3.how to request an income tax amendment
Police tax is the largest registered tax agent in Australia providing services to
over 2000 police officers. You are able to use our amendment service to request the
ATO to review and amend your tax return and available tax refund.
4.Types of Amendments
We generally find that many accountants are not familiar with the types
of the deductions available to Australian police officers or understand the
type of work this form of taxpayer gets involved in work wise.
Typically, the types of amendments that we make to do with the
A police officer
using their car for police training and court attendance
other travel related expenses incurred
self-education by police officers trying to improve their knowledge and
gain a better promotion
police officers who use their home study office capability for
performing duties and education at home
the use of mobile and other forms of communication equipment
the use of computers and other technology devices used for work
tactical equipment commonly used by police officers in the role of their
a multitude of other expenses which are generally not known to police
officers that they can claim
Don't be left behind with all the typical tax deductions are police
officers are legitimately able to claim. A qualified accountant will be able to
identify many more claims than you have used in the past to boost your tax
refund legitimately using our extensive 600 point police tax return deductions
5.how long does it take
The process takes about two days and once we have prepared the new
amended tax returns we will email them to you for your approval and signature.
When we have the signed documents back it will take about 10 working days for
you to receive the additional refund back into your designated bank account.
You will need to pay a fee of hundred $195 for each tax return which is amended
before it can be lodged with the ATO
6.what can I expect
Our extensive police tax checklists normally mean that each police
tax taxpayer will achieve a boost in their refund. If you refund levels have
been below $500 for the last two years, it is not uncommon for an additional
$1000 of refund to be found subject to verification of entitlement to expenses.
Click on the link below and we will send a link to a short questionnaire
to start the process to review you last 2 years’ tax returns.
will need to upload your most recent past two years’ tax returns which
have been lodged with the Australian Tax office. We will review your last two
years claims and given that we provide services to over 2000 Australian police
officers we will be able to amend your tax return using the deductions
available through our extensive 600-point checklist.
Click on link below:
This will start the process to amend your police tax return perhaps for
the last two years that you have lodged that being the 2016 and the 2015 tax
return. In some instances, we are able to go back to previous years but this
will need to be determined by our office.
As a police officer, you may be entitled to claim a tax deduction for
certain work-related expenses, including:
Vehicle and travel expenses - including travel between work and home/ for court appearances/police training & other catergories of private car usageClothing, laundry and dry-cleaning expenses of police uniformsGifts and donations/Police legacy foundationsHome /study office expensesInterest, dividend and other investment income deductionsSelf-education expenses/Police academy educationTools, tactical equipment and other equipmentOther specific police related deductions
you may also be entitled to several rebates available to police officers.
Where police tax had considerable experience doing tax returns for over
2000 police officers Australia wide and have been doing this work in excess of
30 years. As a result of this we are reasonably confident that we'll be able to
increase the tax refund you have achieved in the past.
Our guarantee is that if we can't find enough police tax deductions and other errors to
increase your refund in excess of $1000 then we will not charge you a fee for
doing any review of your current police tax returns.
This guarantee applies to
police officers that had lodged tax returns over the last two years and where their
refund has been under $500 per year. This level of refund would indicate to us
that not all the available tax returns due to police officers have being
claimed and that the tax return should result in a larger refund.
9.Any Questions please contact us:
If you have any questions, please email us to
CustomerService@policetax.com.au or call us on our toll-free number from
anywhere in Australia 1800-654- 591.