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  • myTax 2021 Other deductions

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

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    Things to know

    Attention

    Warning:

    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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    At this section you may claim:

    You can't claim deductions for expenses incurred in actively seeking paid work if you receive JobSeeker or Youth Allowance as a job seeker.

    Don't show the following expenses at this section:

    • your claim for working from home expenses, go to Other work-related expenses
    • 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

    We pre-fill your tax return with other deductions you uploaded from myDeductions. Check them and add any other deductions that have not pre-filled.

    To personalise your return to show your other deductions or election expenses, at Personalise return select:

    • You had deductions you want to claim
    • Other deductions

    To show your other deductions, at Prepare return select 'Add/Edit' at the Deductions banner.

    At the Other deductions banner:

    1. For each of your other deductions (excluding election expenses) select Add, and
      • select the Type of deduction
      • enter Your description. To assist in record keeping, add a short description of your expense.
        Include 'Scholarship expenses' in your description if your deduction is for Self-education expenses related to satisfying the study requirements of a taxable scholarship.
      • enter the Amount.
        The Depreciation and capital allowances tool can help you to work out any decline in value. It can also work out any deductible balancing adjustment when you stop holding a depreciating asset. Access this tool in the Deductions section.
        Fields from this tool can't be adjusted in myTax. To make any adjustments, or to add new assets to the tool, select 'Use the depreciation and capital allowances tool' link.
    2. Select Save.
    3. Select Save and continue when you have completed the Deductions section.

    To show your election expenses, at Prepare return select 'Add/Edit' at the Deductions banner.

    At the Election expenses banner:

    1. Add up all your deductible election expenses and enter the amount into the Election expenses field.
    2. Select Save.
    3. Select Save and continue when you have completed the Deductions section.

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      Last modified: 01 Jun 2021QC 65233