How Can You Maximise Tax Deductions For Your Job?

If you want to reduce your tax bill, you need to claim as many legitimate deductions as you can. Fortunately, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) produces occupation-specific guides for deductions.

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Each of these guides highlights specific deductions relevant to a particular career. In some cases, they also point out deductions that you can't claim. Checking these can be useful even if you use an agent for your tax — they might not spot something relevant to your occupation.

We've linked to all the currently available occupation guides below. Remember that this year, the ATO is paying particularly close attention to deductions for home computer and phone usage. That doesn't mean you can't claim costs in these areas, but you do need to document your usage and apportion costs appropriately.

Reminder: For specific tax advice relating to your individual situation, consult a registered professional.


    QUICK QUESTION: I am a political organiser does anyone know which of these would apply to me,?

      Business Professionals would probably be the closest match. It's something of a catch-all.

    I wonder what hes going to use that wrench on.

      He's going to pull out one of his own teeth. And then keep on smiling.

      This had better start happening on every tax post we're going to see in the next week.

      I'll be waiting.

      Straight from the "I have no idea what the fuck I'm doing" sub-category of stock photos lol

    Can't you tell, the wrench has an oxyacetylene attachment. He's fixing that pesky PVC.

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