Find out which expenses you can claim as income tax deductions and work out the amount to claim.
How to claim deductions
How to claim income tax deductions for work-related expenses and other expenses, and record your deductions.
Cars, transport and travel
Deductions for car, transport and travel expenses you incur in the course of your work.
Tools, computers and items you use for work
Deductions for tools, computers, internet, stationery, books and other items you use for work.
Clothes and items you wear at work
Deductions for clothes, glasses, protective gear and other items you wear at work.
Working from home expenses
Deductions for expenses you incur to work from home such as stationery, energy and office equipment.
Education, training and seminars
Deductions for self-education, conferences and training. You can’t claim children’s school fees or care.
Memberships, accreditations, fees and commissions
Deductions for union fees, professional memberships, working with children check, agency fees and commissions.
Meals, entertainment and functions
Deductions for meals, snacks, overtime meals, entertainment and functions.
Personal grooming, health and fitness
Deductions for medical assessments, vaccinations, COVID-19 tests, gym fees, cosmetics and personal grooming.
Gifts and donations
Deductions for gifts or donations you make to deductible gift recipients, and the records you need.
Investments, insurance and super
Deductions for investment expenses, income protection insurance, personal super contributions and foreign pensions.
Cost of managing tax affairs
Deduction for expenses to manage your tax affairs, such as lodging with a registered agent.
Last modified: 26 Apr 2023 – QC 72119