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BETA tackles tax compliance in their tenth report

8 August 2018
BETA: Improving tax compliance

In our tenth report, Improving tax compliance: deductions for work-related expenses, we showcase another example of the returns to government from small changes informed by behavioural insights.

In 2015-16, 8.6 million taxpayers claimed nearly $22 billion in work‑related expense deductions. We partnered with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to reduce work-related expense claims by $2.2 million and increase tax paid by $0.9 million with a simple letter sent to tax agents using social comparisons.