Each year we hear some urban myths in relation to tax deductions, including things like – All my friends are claiming payments to wives and partners for “looking after their house” as a tax deduction!!
Payments for cleaning and generally looking after the house, even if you have a home office, will almost definitely not pass an audit by the ATO as a tax deductible expense.
If you have a business and your partner helps perform the core duties of that business then you may be able to claim payments to them as a tax deduction, but even then there are rules relating to the type of business and income being earned that you first need to pass.
If you believe you might be in this situation and would like to talk about it, contact us on 07 3359 5244 or come in and see us at our Aspley office to have a chat about it