Serve yourself some sweet tax deductions to boost your tax refund...
Other Common Work-Related Expenses
- Chef knives
- Cooking utensils
- Waiters’ friend
- Cash shortages
- Books, Magazines or Journals that will
- improve or maintain your current skills
- Sun protection—if you’re required to work out
- in open functions
- Income Protection Insurance (paid outside
- your super fund)
- Union & membership Fees
- Tax Agent Fees
Uniforms & Protective Clothing
You may be able to claim purchase and laundry costs for:
- Uniforms (that have your works logo permanently attached)
- Specific clothing e.g. chefs pants
- Protective clothing e.g. Aprons, Gloves & Hair nets
You can claim your work-related travel if:
- You need to travel to run errands for work e.g. collect supplies, travel from one venue to another etc.*
- If you need to travel from one workplace to the next e.g. to a second job*
*to claim your car expenses you need to keep a 12 week consecutive logbook to work out your work-related percentage, or you need to keep a record of the kilometres travelled to claim using the cents per kilometre method.
You can claim the costs associated with courses/training that a directly related to you earning your income within your current role. These may include:
- Travel costs e.g. car travel, fares, taxi costs
- Accommodation costs (if you away overnight for study)
- Course fees (not HECS/HELP loans)
- Exam costs
- Text books/journal costs
- Computers or Equipment costs* e.g. Printers, tablets etc.
- Home Office running expenses
- Internet Expenses*
*Keep a one month logbook tracking your usage to claim these expenses as a tax deduction.
**Computers, Laptops or Equipment that cost over $300 will have to spread the tax deduction over a few years.
Remember the ATO’s 3 Golden Rules for
claiming a tax deduction:
- You must have spent the money yourself and weren’t reimbursed
- It must be directly related to earning your income
- You must have a record to prove it
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