There have been a lot of discussions regarding work related deductions in the present. The ATO has published a guide as follows. When completing your tax return, you’re 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 weren’t reimbursed
- it must be directly related to earning your income
- you must have a record to prove it.
Occupation-specific guides are clearly explained for your understanding on what you can and can’t claim as work-related expenses. The information is categorized under different deduction labels, including:
- car expenses
- home office expenses
- clothing expenses
- self-education or professional development expenses.
The guides are available for the following occupations:
- construction worker
- retail worker
- office worker
- Australian Defence Force
- sales and marketing
- nurse, midwife or carer
- police officer
- public servant
- truck driver
Reference: https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Deductions-you-can-claim/Other-deductions/Deductions-for-specific-industries-and-occupations/ Please call us on 0431 658 603 to get advice on occupation specific deductions to maximize your refund.