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  • myTax 2018 Other deductions

    Complete this section if you have other expenses that you have not been able to claim as deductions elsewhere on your tax return.

    You may claim at this section:

    The law has been changed so that, for 2011–12 and later years, you cannot claim deductions for expenses incurred in actively seeking paid work if you receive Newstart Allowance or Youth Allowance as a job seeker.

    Depreciation and capital allowances tool



    This information may not apply to the current year. Check the content carefully to ensure it is applicable to your circumstances.

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    You can use the Depreciation and capital allowances tool to work out the total decline in value deduction and any deductible balancing adjustment when you stop holding a depreciating asset. To access the tool, select the 'Work it out' link in the Deductions section on the Prepare return screen.

    Do not show at this section

    Do not show the following expenses at this section:

    • expenses relating to your work as an employee
    • expenses relating to income from carrying on a business as a sole trader (including personal services income or as a share trader)
    • expenses relating to investment planning and advice involving shares, unit trusts and interest-bearing deposits
    • losses from the disposal of shares or real property that are capital in nature.

    Other sections deal with these matters.

    Completing this section

    1. For each of your other deductions select Add and enter information into the corresponding fields.
    2. Select Save.
    3. If you are claiming election expenses, add up all your deductible election expenses. Enter the amount into the Election expenses field.
    4. Select Save.
    5. Select Save and continue.

    Note: If you used the Depreciation and capital allowances tool, fields containing information from the tool cannot be directly adjusted in myTax. To make any adjustments to this information, or to add new assets to the tool, select Work it out.

      Last modified: 28 Jun 2018QC 55608