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  • Common expenses T–W

    Details on claiming common cleaner expenses for:

    Technical or professional publications

    You can claim a deduction for the cost of journals, periodicals and magazines that have content sufficiently connected to your employment as a cleaner. For example, the magazine – Inclean.

    Tools and equipment

    You can claim a deduction for tools and equipment if you use them to perform your duties as a cleaner.

    If a tool or item of equipment cost you $300 or less, and you use it for work only, you can claim a deduction for the whole cost in the year you purchased it. Otherwise, you can claim a deduction for the cost over the life of the item (that is; depreciation).

    If the item is part of a set that together cost more than $300, you can claim a deduction for the set over the life of the asset.

    If you also use the tool or item of equipment for private purposes, you can only claim the work-related portion.

    If you bought the tool or item of equipment part way through the year, you can only claim a deduction for the portion of the year that you owned it.

    You can also claim a deduction for the cost of repairs to tools and equipment.

    You can't claim a deduction for tools and equipment that are supplied by your employer or another person.

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    Union and professional association fees

    You can claim a deduction for union and professional association fees you pay. If the amount you paid is shown on your payment summary or income statement, you can use it to prove your claim.

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      Last modified: 08 Apr 2019QC 51218