IRAS Tax query related to rejected deduction

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IRAS Tax query related to rejected deduction

Post by zzm9980 » Mon, 07 May 2012 9:08 am

Hello,

So I got a letter from IRAS last week. On my tax filing, I tried to deduct a few hundred dollars in non-reimbursed relocation expenses. A tax accountant from PWC said this was allowed as long as I have all receipts. The letter said they rejected my deduction, and appropriately adjusted my return so it wasn't included. They said if I'd like to send them documentation on it (I assume receipts), I can send them a letter with the docs and they can reconsider it then and send me a refund if appropriate. I get the impression if I don't want to bother, I can just ignore it. Is that safe to do? The amount will be so small since it is only a few hundred dollars on five months of salary, it doesn't feel like it is worth the hassle. I just want opinions or advice if this is "Safe"?

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Post by taxico » Sat, 12 May 2012 4:43 pm

yes, it is safe. IRAS called me last week, about a rejected expense my accountant made for renovations.

i haven't received any letter yet but over the phone they told me if i wanted it to go through with that amount, i need to provide photos and other documentary proof...

too much trouble as the place is now tenanted, so i'm just gonna let them (IRAS) do whatever it is that they do.

if you want to be safe, you can login to your "taxmail" service (different URL from "mytax" service) and send them a message confirming that no follow-up action is required on your part.

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Post by zzm9980 » Sat, 12 May 2012 7:35 pm

Thanks, I think I'll send them a message then.

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