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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 [...]

Lawyers – Maximising your deductions

Lawyers Work-related expenses Did you have expenses relating to your work as an employee? Here is a list of expenses commonly incurred by employee lawyers. 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 [...]

Shop assistants employee – claiming work-related expenses

Shop assistants employee - claiming work-related expenses This summary outlines some of the deductions you can and cannot claim as a shop assistants employee. Capital allowances You can claim a deduction, called a capital allowance, for the decline in value of equipment used for work. Normally, the amount of your deduction depends on the effective life of the equipment. 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. Equipment costing [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Education professionals – claiming work-related expenses

Education professionals - claiming work-related expenses When you can make a claim In most situations, you can claim deductions for work-related expenses as long as: you incurred the expense in doing your job the expense is not private (for example, travel to and from work, and most meals), and you can show you incurred the expense by producing receipts or other written evidence, unless an exception applies. However, there are some instances where you have to meet other conditions, some of which are mentioned below. Claim the correct amount for the year You must have incurred the expense in the [...]

Home office expenses Running cost and Occupancy expenses

Individual Tax Return Basics: Home office expenses Running cost and Occupancy expenses You may be entitled to claim deductions for home office expenses: Running costs may be deductible. Occupancy expenses are generally not deductible for an employee. You must keep records. Running costs If you perform some of your work from a home office, you may be entitled to a deduction for the costs you incur in running it, including: for home office equipment, such as computers, printers and telephones, the cost (for items costing up to $300) or decline in value (for items costing $300 or more). [...]

Home office expenses Claiming a computer phone or other electronic device

Individual Tax Return Basics: Home office expenses - Claiming a computer, phone or other electronic device as a work-related expense If you’re an employee and required to use your computer, phone, tablet or other electronic device for work purposes, you may be able to claim a tax deduction. However, you must be able to demonstrate how you used the device for work and you can only claim the work-related proportion of your use, excluding any private use. You’ll also need to keep records to show how you worked out your claim. These can include phone and internet bills as well [...]