Tax Tips for Cleaners

Clean up this tax time!

Tax Tips Cleaners may be able to claim on their online income tax return

  • Car Expenses

You can claim for your car expenses if:

You need to travel between workplaces during the day to clean

You are required to carry bulky equipment in your car such as a gurney or industrial vacuum cleaner and you don’t have a secure site to leave it each night

  • Uniforms & Protective Clothing

You may be able to claim purchase and laundry costs for

Uniforms (that have a logo of who you work for)

Specific clothing e.g. high-vis shirts

Protective clothing e.g. steel cap boots

  • Other common deductions

Protective equipment such as safety glasses, gloves or masks

Sun protection items

Tools and equipment

Repairs to tools and equipment

Mobile phone calls

Union fees

Overtime meals


Income protection insurance (as long as your super fund doesn’t pay for it)


Tax agent fees

  • These expenses CANNOT be claimed

Drivers licence so you can travel to your jobs

Child-care fees while you are at work

Equipment you buy so you can use at home or for private purposes

Normal everyday clothes you buy for work

Glasses or contacts to help you see better


Courses or training that is not related to your job

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