• Australian Defence Force members – claiming work-related expenses

    This information will help you work out what common work-related expenses you can claim a tax deduction for and the conditions you must meet before you can claim your expenses, including:

    • travel and motor vehicle expenses
    • uniform, occupation-specific or protective clothing, laundry and dry-cleaning expenses
    • mess fees and related expenses
    • other expenses, such as phones, computers and laptops.

    For comprehensive information about tax deductions specifically for members of the Australian Defence Force, refer to Taxation Ruling TR 95/17 Income tax: employee work-related deductions of employees of the Australian Defence Force.

    Note: When you sign the declaration on your tax return, you are declaring that:

    • everything you have told us is true
    • you can support your claims with written evidence.
      Last modified: 17 Aug 2017QC 26110