ATO Tax Time 2021 - Engineer Resource Kit
19th March 2021
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Do you know what you can and can’t claim during tax time? Lodging your tax return is easy with the ATO’s work-related expenses guide for engineers.
When completing your tax return, you may be able to claim deductions for some work-related expenses.
To claim a work-related deduction:
- you must have spent the money yourself and weren't reimbursed
- it must directly relate to earning your income.
- you must have a record to prove it.
If the expense was for both work and private purposes, you can only claim a deduction for the work-related portion. Common deductions for engineers can include:
- Car expenses
- Self-education and study expenses
- Clothing, footwear and laundry expenses
Remember to report all income in your tax return and remove any portion of your expense that is not work-related.
For more information, or to download the guides available for specific occupations, visit http://www.ato.gov.au/occupation21
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