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  • Claiming deductions

    When you do your tax return, you can claim certain deductions for some expenses, such as work-related expenses.

    To claim a work-related deduction it must be directly related to your job – for example, if you have to buy your own protective clothing to do your job.

    Some basic rules are:

    • it must be directly related to your job, not for use at home
    • you cannot claim a deduction if your employer has paid for it
    • you must have the written records, such as receipts
    • you need to claim it in the same financial year that you made the purchase.

    See also:

    Deductions you can claim

    Last modified: 12 Jan 2016QC 47736