There are some tax deductions pretty much everyone can claim (such as the cost of getting an accountant to do your tax the previous year). To make sure you’re getting all the deductions allowed for your particular job, check to see if there’s an occupation guide covering it.
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We pointed out the occupations guides for last year’s Tax Week, and they remain a straightforward way of making sure you’re claiming everything relevant to your occupation (and not claiming anything that isn’t allowed). Hit the link below to see if you’re covered: there’s more than 30 on offer, so the chances are quite good.
Also worth noting is that each year the ATO singles out specific occupations and writes to people working in those fields, pointing out common errors made in claims for those jobs. This year engineers, teachers and mechanics are the chosen professions.