Work-Related Deductions

Some of the expenses that you may be able to claim as tax deductions are:

  • Work related expenses (e.g., uniforms, occupational specific clothing, protective wear, telephone calls, stationery, seminar and conference expenses and travel expenses).
  • Motor vehicle expenses if you used your car for work
    (other than to and from work unless heavy tool carrying).
  • Self-Education expenses
  • Tools and equipment expenses
  • Computer expenses (if used partly for work)
  • Home office expenses
  • Gifts or donations to registered charities
  • Union fees
  • Overtime meal expenses
  • Tax agent’s fees paid in the financial year
  • Personal superannuation contributions
  • Rental property expenses
  • Income Protection Insurance costs

Maximise your refund by bringing your expense receipts to me.

Tax Office Hit List

The Australian Tax Office has flagged work-related tax deductions as an area of focus for the 2016 year tax returns. In particular,

  • Overnight Travel-transport, accommodation and meals
  • Expenses for transporting bulky tools and equipment
  • Work-related proportion for the use of computers, telephones and other electronic devices, internet claims
  • Motor vehicle: work-related claims

Make sure you can substantiate your tax deduction claims, paying particular attention to the above expense categories.

Please contact me if you need assistance.