Now that we have the rules out of the way – see below a list of the common deductions’ teachers may be able claim:
Teacher Registration Fees
Working with children/blue card costs
Home Office (If you need to work from home and you work in an office – you can’t work at your kitchen table)
Equipment (If you don’t use it 100% for work, you need to work out how much is work use and how much is personal)
Clothing – this needs to have the company logo on it
Protective Equipment e.g. sunhats and sunglasses
You can’t claim
Gift’s purchased for students
Student’s personal expenses e.g. buying their lunches or uniforms
Travel from home to work
When completing your Gotax Online E-Tax Return, there will be an option to enter in your deductions for any work-related expenses. If you aren’t sure whether you can claim a deduction you can give one of our fully qualified tax accountants a call and they can help you out.
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Note that the information provided is general in nature and subject to change, please contact one of our professionals who can evaluate your circumstances and provide more accurate advice to your current situation.
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