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Friday Facts: Tax office must reverse truck driver expense cut

28 July 2017
The tax office must reverse its decision to slash the amount employee truck drivers can claim as travel expenses, ATA Chair Geoff Crouch said today.
During 2017-18, the tax office will allow employee truck drivers to claim $55.30 per day in travel expenses (excluding accommodation) without detailed receipts. In 2016-17, the amount was $97.40.
Geoff said the ATA and its members would fight the determination, because it made truck drivers second class citizens.


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