Deductions you can claim


When completing your tax return, you are entitled to claim deductions for some expenses, most of which are directly related to earning your income.


To claim a work related deduction: 

  •     You must have spent the money yourself and were not reimbursed
  •     Related to your job
  •     Provide a record to prove it (there are some limited exceptions)

If the expenses were for both work and private purposes, you can only claim a deduction for the work related portion.


For more information from the ATO on deductions you can claim such as vehicle and travel expenses, clothing, laundry, gifts and donations, tools and equipment, click here and follow the links.


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