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What can you claim at tax time?

07 June 2023 | By Australian Taxation Office

The Australian Tax Office’s produces a range of tailored occupation guides that outline what income and allowances you can to declare and the expenses you can claim in your occupation or industry.

Using our guides

Our occupation and industry guides help you to complete your tax return, use these guides to:

  • work out what income and allowances to declare
  • check if you can or can’t claim work-related expenses as a deduction
  • find out what records you need to keep.

To claim a deduction for work-related expenses, you must meet the 3 golden rules:

  1. You must have spent the money and you weren’t reimbursed.
  2. The expense must directly relate to earning your income.
  3. You must keep records that show you incur the expense (usually a receipt).

Our guides

We tailor our occupation and industry specific guides to address common expense claims we see as deductions in your occupation or industry. Use the table below to access either:

  • the complete occupation or industry guide including income, expenses, record keeping and examples
    • select the link in the left column of the table
    • read the content online
  • the PDF summary of common work-related expenses for your occupation or industry, you can
    • select the link in the right column of the table to open the PDF
    • you can download as a PDF.

Information in other languages

A summary of the common work-related expenses for your occupation or industry may be available in your language:

  • Select your language from the other languages’ homepage.
  • Select the heading Individuals.
  • Check the list, to see if a deductions summary for your occupation or industry is available.
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