Last week I was finalising my tax returns which are normally worked out on paper by my in house accountant, inputted to the myGov ATO portal, checked by me and then sent. I checked the figures and she had entered my PPOR in for capital gains also, it would not take details on one of my investment properties in Melbourne. The PPOR was a simple mistake as I did not live there for the last two years and we deleted the property before saving. The more difficult one was that one of the properties was pre entered by the ATO and the address A’Beckett St, would not save the details. I rang the ATO and after identifying myself asked about the problem with A’Beckett St. the reply was simple, it would not retain the information as the address had been entered with an apostrophe and I couldn’t remove it as it was pre-entered by the ATO. She then asked, why is your Capital Gains tax income $10 million lower now than it was earlier today. This horrified me, as they can obviously see all working out and corrections placed on the website. Everything you input is recorded and obviously alerts them if changes are made. This spying on the working out is a *******ly act and should not be allowed. I hate being audited as last time it took two staff members 2 days to photocopy and send off over 600 pages of receipts. It also involved questioning my agent as to why I was receiving $100 per week rent for a $4 million property. Was anyone aware that they can see each correction you make on the form and something must trigger a warning. I though only by pressing the lodge button could they see what was written and not all the drafts you have worked on and corrected. Needless to say but because of the “ ‘ “ and the privacy breach, I now use the simple written tax forms.