It’s tax time again, and if you’re anything like us, you’re frantically scrambling around that giant pile of receipts you’ve been diligently collecting all year, looking for things you can claim.
But you might want to rethink adding that black dress you wore to your cousin Sharon’s wedding to your deductibles.
According to a report by The Courier Mail, people are trying to claim some pretty, uh, interesting things this year.
So far, the Australian Tax Office has seen someone claim their pet Maltese Terrier is actually a “guard dog”, while another person tried to claim a weekend getaway, citing stress relief.
While you definitely have to admire their creativity, ATO assistant commissioner Kath Anderson told The Courier Mail there are repercussions for falsified claims.