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Tax deductions are expenses you have incurred in the process of earning your income. Here is a list of common claimable tax deductions:
Travel

All work related travel, other than travelling from work to home or home to work, is deductible. Examples:

Motor Vehicles Expenses:

  • Petrol
  • Rego
  • Insurance
  • Maintenance
  • Depreciation
  • Interest on car loans
  • Tolls
  • Parking
  • Bus, Train, Tram, Ferry and plane tickets
  • Taxi Fares
Clothing

You can claim a deduction for the cost of buying and cleaning occupation-specific clothing, protective clothing and unique, distinctive uniforms.

  • Laundry Costs
  • Purchasing clothes
  • Protective clothing, including, shoes, sunglasses etc
Gifts and Donations

You can only claim a tax deduction for gifts or donations to organisations that have the status of deductible gift recipients (DGRs). Most large charities would be eligible.

Home Office Expenses

Work from home? Here’s what you could claim:

  • Running costs
  • Home equipment such as computers, lamps, printers and telephones.
  • Phone & internet
  • Electricity & Gas bills
  • Cleaning and home repairs
Self-Education Expenses

You may be able to claim a deduction for self-education expenses if your study is work-related. If your course is eligible, here’s what you could claim:

  • Course Fees
  • Purchase of equipment such as computers and stationery
  • Books or journals
  • Internet bill
  • Travel to and from a place of education
  • Equipment repairs
  • Home office costs
Tools & Equipment
Purchased tools and equipment’s for work related reasons. Most tools and equipment would be tax deductible.