Saturday, 21 September 2013

MoH 10k contest update

The Millionaire on Heels is celebrating today, as we hit our 10,000th page view on AdSense last night!

I do commit a fair bit of time to writing for the blog, so I’m quite chuffed that so many people actually read it.

In case you missed last week’s post, we are having a contest to celebrate.  All you need to do is sign up to follow the site and receive RSS feeds and then email me with an improvement you’d like to see on the site – easy!  The best response received on or before midnight 15 October 2013 (AEST) will receive a $50 prize.

Tax tips, part 16: advice for specific occupations

In addition to the bog-standard work-related deductions you can claim, like travel and home office expenses, you may be able to claim for expenses that are unique to your industry and occupation.

What you can claim

As noted previously, you can only claim a deduction for expenses that directly relate to your work as an employee.

The ATO publishes a number of guides for specific industries and occupations that outline some of the work-related expenses you are entitled to (and not entitled to).  Available guides include:

  • Adult industry workers
  • Airline employees
  • Australian Defence Force members 
  • Building and construction employees 
  • Business professionals 
  • Cleaners 
  • Earthmoving plant operators 
  • Education professionals 
  • Electricians 
  • Engineers 
  • Factory workers 
  • Fitness and sporting industry employees 
  • Flight attendants 
  • Guards and security employees 
  • Hairdressers 
  • Hospitality industry employees 
  • IT professionals