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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 [...]

Truck drivers – claiming work-related expenses

Truck driver - claiming work-related expenses This summary outlines some of the deductions you can and cannot claim as a truck driver. First of all, three types of truck driver need to be determined before look into those deduction rules. Short-haul or local drivers and long-haul drivers Short-haul or local drivers usually return home at the end of a day's work. A long-haul driver usually sleeps away from home in the course of driving the truck. Allowances The most common allowances paid to an employee truck driver are: Overtime meal allowance Travel allowance includes meal In the trucking industry, a [...]

Travel agent employees – claiming work-related expenses

Travel agent employees - claiming work-related expenses This summary outlines some of the deductions you can and cannot claim as a travel agent employee. Travel expenses As a travel agent you may undertake travel as part of your work or travel to a range of destinations during your annual leave or educational leave. Travel while on leave is often referred to as educational or familiarisation travel. Therefore, in a general rule: Travel expenses on work travel are deductible and travel expenses on a holiday are not deductible Travel expenses associated with attending conferences, seminars and training courses are usually for [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Electricians – claiming work-related expenses

Electricians – claiming work-related expenses Overview When you can make a claim In most situations, you can claim deductions for work-related expenses if your claim meets all of the following conditions: you incurred the expense in doing your job the expense is not private – for example, travel to and from work, and most meals 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 [...]