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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 who works from home, you may be able to claim a deduction for home office expenses.
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 expenses relating to managing your tax affairs, making personal superannuation contributions and gifts or donations.
Other work-related deductions
You may be able to claim other work-related deductions for expenses directly related to earning your income.
Self-education expenses
Find out if you are eligible to claim self-education expenses, what you can claim and how to calculate your deduction.
Tools, equipment and other assets
If you buy tools, equipment or other assets to help earn your income, you can claim a deduction for some or all of the cost.
Vehicle and travel expenses
You can claim vehicle and other travel expenses you incur when you travel in the course of performing your work duties, but you can't claim for normal trips between home and work – this is considered private travel.
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 2019–20 income years.