INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1997

CHAPTER 5 - ADMINISTRATION  

PART 5-30 - RECORD-KEEPING AND OTHER OBLIGATIONS  

Division 900 - Substantiation rules  

Subdivision 900-B - Substantiating work expenses  

SECTION 900-35   Exception for small total of expenses  

900-35(1)  
If the total of all the *work expenses (including *laundry expenses, but excluding *travel allowance expenses and *meal allowance expenses) that you want to deduct is $300 or less, you can deduct them without getting written evidence or keeping travel records.

Note 1:

If the total is more than $300, you need to substantiate all the work expenses, not just the excess over $300.

Note 2:

Whether or not your work expenses total $300 or less, for certain expenses that are each $10 or less and total $200 or less you can get written evidence by making your own record, instead of getting a document from the supplier: see section 900-125 .

900-35(2)  
This limit can be increased from time to time by regulations made under section 909-1 .

900-35(3)  
A *transport expense that Subdivision 900-I (Award transport payments) lets you deduct without following the rules in this Division does not count towards this limit.


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