• Work-related travel expenses

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    Table 3 outlines the evidence you need to keep to claim overnight travel expenses.

    Table 3

     
    Travel expense records
     
     

    Domestic travel

    Overseas travel

    Written
    evidence

    Travel diary
    (note 1)

    Written
    evidence

    Travel diary
    (note 1)

    If you did not receive a travel allowance:

    • travel less than 6 nights in a row
     

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    No

    • travel 6 or more nights in a row
     

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    If you received a travel allowance and your claim does not exceed the reasonable allowance amount:

    • travel less than 6 nights in a row
     

    No

    No

    No
    (note 2)

    No

    • travel 6 or more nights in a row
     

    No

    No

    No
    (note 2)

    Yes
    (note 3)

    If you received a travel allowance and your claim exceeds the reasonable allowance amount:

    • travel less than 6 nights in a row
     

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    No

    • travel 6 or more nights in a row
     

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes
    (note 3)

    Notes

    1. A travel diary is a document in which you record the nature, dates, places, times and duration of your activities and travel.
    2. Written evidence is required for overseas accommodation expenses regardless of the length of the trip but not for food, drink and incidentals.
    3. Members of international aircrews do not have to keep a travel diary if they limit their claim to the amount of the allowance received.
     
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