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Work related expenses deductions

Clothing, laundry and dry-cleaning expenses
You can claim a deduction for the costs you incur to buy, hire, repair and clean occupation-specific clothing, protective clothing and distinctive uniforms.
Home office expenses
If you're an employee and you work from home, you may be able to claim a deduction for expenses you incur relating to your work.
Income and deductions
Income tax is paid on money you receive, such as salary and wages, Centrelink payments, and investments. The amount of tax you pay depends on how much income you receive. You may be able to reduce the amount of tax you pay by claiming certain expenses you incurred in earning your income
Other deductions
You may be able to claim other deductions for some other expenses that relate to managing your tax affairs. These are expenses not connected to your work.
Other work-related deductions
You may be able to claim a deduction for other work-related expenses you incur that directly relate to earning your income.
Self-education expenses
You can claim a deduction for self-education and study expenses if the education relates to your current employment activities.
Tools, equipment and other assets
You can claim a deduction for some or all of the cost of tools, equipment and other assets you buy and use to help earn your employment income.
Transport and travel expenses
You can claim transport and travel expenses you incur when you travel in the course of performing your work duties.
Work related car expenses
This calculator helps you to calculate the deduction you can claim for work-related car expenses on your tax return. It can be used for the 2013–14 to 2020–21 income years.