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Nurse, midwife and direct carer – claiming work-related expenses

Nurse, midwife and direct carer - claiming work-related expenses This summary outlines some of the deductions you can and cannot claim as a nurse, midwife and direct carer employee. Firstly, look at the particular rule of reportable fringe benefits for this field. Reportable fringe benefits Your employer is required to report the total grossed-up amount of certain fringe benefits exceeding $2,000 provided to you or your relatives on your payment summary. Car expenses There are four ways to work out your car expenses. The four methods are: Cents per kilometre Logbook 12% of original value One-third of actual expenses For [...]

Sales and marketing manager – claiming work-related expenses

Sales and marketing manager - claiming work-related expenses This summary outlines some of the deductions you can and cannot claim as a sales and marketing manager employee. Daily travel expenses You can claim a deduction for the cost of transporting bulky tools and equipment between home and work if: You need to use them at work There is no secure area for storing them at your workplace You can claim a deduction for the cost of travelling between workplaces on the same day, including: Different workplaces for the same employer Separate places of employment You can claim the cost of [...]

Real estate employees – claiming work-related expenses

Real estate employees - claiming work-related expenses This summary outlines some of the deductions you can and cannot claim as a real estate employee. Daily travel expenses Travel expenses that you claim must directly relate to your work as an employee, including: Car expenses Bridge and road tolls Expenses for motorcycles and vehicles Public transport such as taxi fares Short-term car hire Actual expenses like any petrol, oil and repair cost Parking fees Generally, the cost of normal trips between your home and work is not claimable as an income tax deduction. However, as an employee in the [...]

Plumber employees – claiming work-related expenses

Plumber employees - claiming work-related expenses This summary outlines some of the deductions you can and cannot claim as a plumber employee. Firstly, as a plumber you cannot claim a deduction for expenses you incur if those expenses are reimbursed to you by your employer. Secondly, you must keep written evidence, like receipts, for work-related expenses that total amount is more than $300. Even the total amount is less than $300, you still need to ensure all the claims are reasonable without receipts. Transport expenses Any travel expenses you claim must directly relate to your work as an employee. These [...]

Journalists – Work-Related Deductions

Journalists Work-related expenses Did you have expenses relating to your work as an employee? Here is a list of expenses commonly incurred by employee journalists. You cannot claim costs met by your employer or costs that are reimbursed. Capital allowances You can claim a deduction, called a capital allowance, for the decline in value of equipment used for work. If the equipment is also used for private purposes, you cannot claim a deduction for that part of the decline in value. You cannot claim a deduction if the equipment is supplied by your employer or any other person. Generally, the [...]

Mining site employees – claiming work-related expenses

Mining site employees - claiming work-related expenses This summary outlines some of the deductions you can and cannot claim as a mining site employee. Car expenses for vehicles under one tonne You cannot claim deductions for your car expenses from home to work even if: you work outside normal business hours you are on call you did minor work-related tasks on the way to work or home you live a long distance from work, or there is no public transport available. Travel from the mine site security checkpoint to the parking area is part of your home to work travel. [...]

Deductions for mechanical, automotive and electrical tradespersons – claiming work-related expenses

Deductions for mechanical, automotive and electrical tradespersons - claiming work-related expenses This summary outlines some of the deductions you can and cannot claim as a mechanical, automotive or electrical tradesperson. Car expenses Home to work travel is only deductible in limited circumstances. Examples include where you: had to carry bulky equipment (heavy tools or machinery) that you used for work and could not leave at work were engaged in itinerant work. Work-related expenses incurred in driving between work sites, making deliveries, undertaking client visits or site inspections, and driving errands while on duty (but not minor errands between home and [...]

Information technology professionals – deductions you may be able to claim

Information technology professionals - deductions you may be able to claim This summary outlines some of the deductions you can and cannot claim as an information technology professional. Car expenses Your home to work travel is not deductible, even if: you do minor work-related tasks while travelling to and from work, such as collecting mail you travel between home and work more than once a day you work outside normal business hours, for example, shift work or overtime you are required to be on call your home is a place of business and you travel directly to a place of [...]

Guards and security employees – claiming work-related expenses

Guards and security employees - claiming work-related expenses This summary outlines some of the deductions you can and cannot claim as a security guard or an employee in the security industry. Car expenses You cannot claim deductions for your car expenses from home to work even if: you work outside normal business hours, for example, shift work or overtime you are on call you did minor work-related tasks on the way to work or home you travel between home and work more than once a day, or there is no public transport available. You can claim deductions for your car [...]

Flight attendants – claiming work-related expenses

Flight attendants - claiming work-related expenses About this guide This guide will help you work out what work-related expenses you can claim a tax deduction for and the conditions you must meet before you can claim if you are a flight attendant or cabin crew member. Work-related daily travel expenses you can claim Travel expenses that you claim must directly relate to your work as an employee. These expenses may include: work-related car expenses expenses for motorcycles and vehicles with a carrying capacity of one tonne or more, or nine or more passengers actual expenses - such as any petrol, [...]

Fitness and sporting industry employees – claiming work-related expenses

Fitness and sporting industry employees - claiming work-related expenses This summary outlines some of the deductions you can and cannot claim as an employee in the fitness and sporting industry. Car expenses You cannot claim deductions for your car expenses from home to work even if: you work outside normal business hours, for example, shift work or overtime you are on call you did minor work-related tasks on the way to work or home you travel between home and work more than once a day, or there is no public transport available. You can claim deductions for your car expenses [...]

Engineer – claiming work-related expenses

Engineer – claiming work-related expenses Overview If you are an employee engineer, this information outlines some of the deductions you may be able to claim. Work-related daily travel expenses you can claim Generally, the cost of normal trips between your home and work is a private expense you cannot claim an income tax deduction for. However, as an employee engineer, there are certain situations where you may be able to claim deductions for travel between your home and workplace. Transporting bulky tools and equipment You can claim the cost of using your car to travel between your home and work [...]

ATO Ruling: Car expense substantiation methods

Simplify the car expense substantiation methods In the 2015-16 Federal Budget, the government announced that it will simplify the car expense deductions for individuals. Under current arrangements, there are four methods for claiming car expenses: Cents per kilometre - capped at 5,000kms Logbook - unlimited kms 12% of original value One-third of actual expenses To simplify the rules, from 1 July 2015 the government will abolish the one-third of actual expenses method and 12% of original value method. The cents per kilometre method (with the existing 5,000km cap) and the logbook method (with unlimited kms) will remain. The [...]

Four methods for claiming work-related car expenses

Individual Tax Return Basics: Car Expenses - Four methods for claiming work-related car expenses You can choose which of the following f our methods for claiming work-related car expenses that gives you the largest deduction for any car and choose different methods for different cars. Some adjustments to your claim may need to be made if the car is jointly owned. The four methods are: Cents per kilometre method 12% of original value method One-third of actual expenses method Logbook method If you use a borrowed car or a vehicle other than a car for work purposes, you can [...]

Individual Tax Return Basics: When you can claim car expenses

Individual Tax Return Basics: Car Expenses - When you can claim car expenses You can claim a deduction for work-related car expenses if you use your own car in the course of performing your job as an employee, for example, to: carry bulky tools or equipment attend conferences or meetings deliver items or collect supplies travel between two separate places of employment (for example, when you have a second job) travel from your normal workplace to an alternative workplace and back to your normal workplace or directly home travel from your home to an alternative workplace and [...]