This tax time, are you confident your asset registers are accurate?

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In the past year, the ATO has highlighted Fixed Assets (property, plant and equipment) as a TAX RISK!

The ATO has specifically flagged:

Uniform capital allowances – this is usually a large area of assurance for capital intensive Top 100 taxpayers as they own a high percentage of fixed assets (property, plant and equipment). We are seeing instances of the incorrect application of effective lives, incorrect calculations and accelerated depreciation. We also have concerns with the use of automated software where the outcomes may not be compliant with the law, the incorrect use of project pools, and the incorrect treatment of balancing adjustments on disposals. It is important that there are appropriate internal systems and good governance practices to record assets, and to calculate effective lives and depreciation. We will ask to see the tax fixed asset register and the working papers, and we will also verify original cost and adjustable values for high value assets.

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We are seeing instances of the incorrect application of effective lives, incorrect calculations and accelerated depreciation. We also have concerns with the use of automated software where the outcomes may not be compliant with the law, the incorrect use of project pools, and the incorrect treatment of balancing adjustments on disposals.

Australian Tax Office

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