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Car sharing

ATO takes its share of car sharing The extra income earned by people taking part in car sharing services such as Car Next Door or DriveMyCar has come to the attention of the ATO. The car sharing services work by making private cars publicly available in a similar way to other car hire services –…

rental

Renting out a room is rental income

Money you earn from renting out a room in your house is rental income, according to the Australian Tax Office (ATO). This applies to rooms rented by traditional means or through a sharing economy website or app. You can only claim expenses related to the part of the house you rent out and you need…