Work-related deductions



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Individual tax return instructions questions D1 to D5 deal with work-related deductions.You can claim deductions for the work-related expenses you incurred while doing your job.

See the basic rules for claiming deductions. Remember:

  • If you are claiming a deduction for a work-related expense for which you received an allowance, then include the amount of the allowance at item 2 on your tax return.
  • If you incur an expense for both work and private purposes, you can claim a deduction only for the work-related portion of your expense.
  • If your work-related expense includes an amount of goods and services tax (GST), the GST is part of the total expense and is therefore part of your deduction.

The remainder of this guide covers the common work-related expenses incurred by ADF members and whether you can claim them as work-related deductions. It will help you to answer the work-related deduction questions in Individual tax return instructions.

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