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Australian defence force personnel are able to claim work related deductions as long as they are not incurred in the process of earning tax exempt income. Check with your employer to ensure if your income is tax exempt or not.
Make sure you keep evidence of your claims such as receipts, written evidence etc. on the top of normal work deductions, there are few deductions that can be specifically claim by defence force employees.
Depending on your personal circumstances, you might be eligible to claim for the below allowances:
Compulsory mess subscriptions related to work activities can be claimed as a work deduction however you are not allowed to claim a deduction for attending compulsory/non-compulsory mess functions.
In some circumstances you might be able to claim the cost for Physical Training Fees.
Contact one of our expert accountants Lynbrook & tax agents Lynbrook on 1300 300 106 to find out what you can claim this tax period.
In most of the situations you are able to claim a work expense as long as it was incurred in context of income producing activities, is not private in nature and you have a receipt of written evidence to substantiate the claim.
Some of the deductions available specifically for the adult industry are as below:
Unsure about what you can claim in your industry? Call one of our expert Cranbourne tax agents or Cranbourne accountants on 1300 300 106 to discuss it.
Has your tax agent advised you what you can and cannot claim as a uniform expense?
You are able to claim a tax deduction for the expense of purchasing and cleaning occupation-specific apparel, protective clothes as well as, unique uniforms.
For a tax deduction you need to have written proof that you bought the clothes and journal records or written proof of your laundry expenses.
You are able to claim a tax deduction for clothes which are unique for your profession, not day-to-day by nature and enables the general public to conveniently identify your profession - for example the checked trousers a chef would wear.
You are able to claim for clothes and shoes which you wear to protect yourself from the risk of illness or injuries presented by your income-earning activities or even the environment in which are required to work.
fire-resistant and sun-protection clothes.
non-slip nurse's shoes.
rubber boots for concreters.
steel-capped boots, gloves, overalls, and heavy-duty shirts and trousers.
overalls, smocks and aprons you wear to avoid damage or soiling to your ordinary clothes during your income-earning activities.
Ordinary clothes (for example denims, drill shirts, shorts, pants, socks, closed footwear) are usually not considered to be protective clothes should they lack protective properties intended for the hazards of the work.
You are able to claim a deduction for a uniform, possibly compulsory or non-compulsory, which is distinctive and unique for the enterprise you're working for.
Clothes is unique if it's been created and designed exclusively for the business. Clothes are distinctive if it has the employer's company logo permanently attached as well as the clothes are unavailable for the general public.
This can be a range of clothes that distinguishes you being a staff and the company has a firm enforced policy which makes it mandatory that you wear the uniform when you're at your workplace.
You can't claim costs borne for non-compulsory work clothing unless of course your workplace has registered the design and style with AusIndustry.
Footwear, socks and stockings cannot form a part of a non-compulsory work uniform, nor can just one item for instance a sweater.
You are able to claim the expense of laundry such as washing, drying and ironing eligible work clothes, or getting them dry-cleaned.
Not sure if you are able to claim for your uniform yet? Contact our expert Cranbourne tax agents on 1300 300 106 to find out if you can claim it.
Below is the checklist with the information your tax gent will need you to bring to assist in preparing your income tax return.
Deductions (in addition to those mentioned above):
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As a Tax Agent Cranbourne often we get clients asking how to determine if a particular expense is a work related deduction. There are 2 basic rules to determine:
Did you incur the expense? If yes, then go to the next question.
Is the expense work related i.e. would you have had that expense if it wasn’t for your occupation? If the answer is Yes it is work related, then it can be claimed as a deduction.
Please ensure you keep a copy of records to substantiate the claims. These can include invoices or written evidence of your expenses, bank statements, diary record, itemised phone bills and details of equipment usage.
There are some industry specific work related deductions that can be claimed in your line of work such as:
There might be expenses specific to your industry which you could be unaware of, Contact Cranbourne tax agents and Cranbourne tax accountants today on 1300 300 106 for our expert Tax Agent Cranbourne Services to maximise your tax refund.