Income tax: are the costs incurred by teachers when travelling between their home and their regular school to attend Parent and Teacher meetings, sports and other school functions allowable as a deduction under subsection 51(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936?
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Notice of Withdrawal
1. This Determination ruled that journeys made by teachers travelling to their regular school are a private expense and the costs incurred in undertaking this travel are not deductible under subsection 51(1) of Income Tax Assessment Act 1936.
2. This Determination has been withdrawn as the view is now included in Draft Taxation Ruling TR 2017/D6 Income tax and fringe benefits tax: when are deductions allowed for employees' travel expenses? which issued on 28 June 2017. The draft ruling covers employees in all occupations and refers to current law: section 8-1 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
Commissioner of Taxation
12 July 2017
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home to work travel;
teachers travel expenses