Boost your tax refund with these tax deductions...
Uniforms & Laundry
You can claim the cost of purchasing, washing and mending Uniforms that have your employer’s logo permanently attached.
Motor Vehicle Expenses
You can claim work-related travel e.g. visiting customers to sell a product, attending meetings that are outside the workplace.
You can also claim car expenses for travelling from one job directly to a second job.
Home to work travel is not tax deductible.
Keep a diary tracking your kilometres. If you think you will go over 5,000kms keep a 12-week consecutive logbook and receipts for any car expenses e.g. Rego & Insurance, Repairs, Fuel etc.
Tools & Equipment
These may include:
Headphones or Webcams for virtual sales calls
If the expense is under $300, you can claim it outright.
If the expense is over $300, you’ll need to spread the expense over a few years.
Don’t worry – we do all the maths for this, all you need is the date you bought the item and how much it was.
If you have to work from home, and from a designated office keep a one-month logbook to claim home office running expenses which include:
You can also claim:
Computers & Laptops (using the same rule as tools and equipment)
Mobile Phone use (Keep a one-month logbook)
Internet Use (Keep a one-month logbook)
Printers & Printer Ink
Other Work-Related Expenses
You may also be able to claim the following expenses:
- Tax Agent Fees
- Union Fees
- Books or Publications that directly relate to improving your current role
- Accommodation & Overnight travel expenses if you’re required to travel overnight
- Mobile Phone and/or Internet (Keep a one-month logbook tracking your work calls and work use)
- Course/Training expenses + travel
Need logbooks? All of our logbooks come with instructions and the calculations required to work out your work use percentage! You can find these inside your tax return.
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