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Tax Deductions

Some general tax deductions that may be available to you include the following:

  • Donation of more than $2 to approved charities;
  • Bank charges;
  • Uniforms and protective clothing: costs to buy, maintain and launder;
  • Overtime meals;
  • Travelling expenses;
  • Outdoor protection such as hats, sunscreen and sunglasses;
  • Work related telephone calls;
  • Tools and equipment;
  • Computers and office equipment; and
  • Investment associated expenses;

You may also be entitled to tax deductions if you are working from home. For all expenses that are partly work related and partly private expenses, only the proportion that is work related can be claimed.

This is by no means a comprehensive list: the Australian Tax Legislation consists of over 10,000 pages. We recommend seeking professional advice from a registered tax agent to lodge your tax returns. The information published in this site is intended to give you an idea of what kind of tax invoices you should be keeping, and what information you might need to provide to your tax agent.

The information contained in this website is intended only as a guide, and should not be relied on to prepare tax returns in accordance with Australian taxation law. The publishers accept no responsibility for errors, omissions or any damages caused by the improper use of this guide.

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