Tax Tips for Hair & Beauty Workers

Boost your tax refund with these tax deductions...

Tax Tips Hair & Beauty may be able to claim on their online income tax return

Uniforms & Protective Clothing
You can claim the cost of purchasing, washing and mending Uniforms that have your employer’s logo permanently attached. 

You can also claim the cost of purchasing Protective Clothing (e.g. Aprons).

You cannot claim a deduction for ordinary clothing. E.g. plain black clothing. 

Motor Vehicle Expenses
If you’re travelling from salon to salon, or required to run errands to collect supplies, do the banking etc. You can claim the kilometres travelled.  

Home to work travel is not tax deductible.  

Keep a diary tracking your kilometres. 

Tools & Equipment
If you have had to purchase tools or equipment for work e.g. Hair dryers, Straighteners, Curlers, Scissors etc. and the expense is under $300, you can claim it outright. If it’s over $300, you’ll need to spread the expense over a few years. 

Other Work-Related Expenses
You may also be able to claim the following expenses:

  • Tax Agent Fees

  • Books or Publications that directly relate to improving your current role 

  • Mobile Phone and/or Internet (Keep a one-month logbook tracking your work calls and work use) 

  • Course or Training Costs that are directly related to improving your skills within your current role plus any expenses for the training e.g. Travel, Stationery etc. 

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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