The Australian Taxation Office started as the Commissioner of Land Tax in 1910 with a dozen employees. It was based in the Department of Treasury, situated in Melbourne, which was the seat of the Commonwealth Parliament until 1927.
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Evidence of allowable deductions. Taxpayers must keep documents and records that can be used to prove they actually incurred the expenses they have claimed. These records must generally be kept for five years after they are claimed on a tax return.read more glossary terms