Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by elvis, Jul 1, 2008.
Ah shit posting from the wrong account.
'must finish before you leave for the day' rant :/
You mean you haven't built a token ring, white box run AI to do that yet?
If you think vlookup is a good way to index data in excel then I have a book for you. The middle word in the 3 word title is 'for' and the first word is 'Excel'.
Excel for elvis ?
Quite often excel is a bitch about it's data types not matching, highlighting the row then using the text to columns tool usually fixes it. One of the columns probably has the number as a number, the other as text - when you click-return it's changing the data type.
Semi B & E question for everyone here, also Tax related. Every year i seem to keep getting flagged for expenses on my tax (nothing ever happens), but just wondering, how much as far as expenses are you guys claiming each year, and do you get flagged for it (Even if not audited)?
i use an accountant, have never been flagged.
So do i, you generally don't know if you get flagged as it appears on the internal beancounting stuff, and isn't on your tax refund.
did your accountant say what they think?
This year they said a huge amount of people are getting that flag on them, but for the past 3 years i have had it. I claim on average up to $5000 on expenses, so not a huge amount.
sounds like the tax office are just having a crackdown, most likely related to WFH workers.
they've got expected ranges of expenses per category, so you're probably claiming more than "usual" in a category.
"usual" being what everyone else in a similar industry/income range claims.
as long as you've got the doco to back up your claims, nothing to worry about.
Someone bought a 48" OLED for their gaming PC and tried to claim it.
also this type of thing usually doesn't get blinked at...
well it is a self-assessment system.
just be prepared to justify your self assessment
Are you getting flagged or just getting a vaguely worded but oddly targeted email/MyGov notification from them about how they're watching your claims and to make sure you have the data to back it up?
I regularly claim a fair bit and every year get emails/MyGov or text messages saying they're watching my expenses closely. Expecting it to be worse this year as I have shares in here and US with both income and capital gains/losses plus the obvious thing of working from home for the whole year.
Its flagge don the beancounter system, but as my wife said (She works for the beancounter) a LOT of people are getting that on their one this year. Given i earn the better part of $85K and only claim $4-5K on average (my work doesn't supply a mobile phone and i am expected to be on call and contactable/remote login at home also internet) so claim 50% of them. either way i was more interested in what others claim dollar wise.
50% is a bit high?
apparently I can push the boat out a bit further then. I have a friend who works as QI for an ATO office assessor team, she has some good anecdotes.