TAXATION RULING TD 93/114
TD 93/114A - Addendum
Income tax: is a police officer, who is required to maintain an adequate level of physical fitness in order to undertake police duties, entitled to claim deduction for fitness related expenditure?
Please note that the PDF version is the authorised version of this ruling.View the consolidated version for this notice.
FOI status:may be released
|This Addendum forms part of the Determination and, to the extent that it is capable of being a 'public ruling' in terms of Part IVAAA of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 , it is a public ruling for the purposes of that Part. Taxation Ruling TR 92/1 explains when a Determination is a public ruling and how it is binding on the Commissioner.|
- Paragraph 4
- Omit Example 2 ; substitute:
A police academy PT instructor regularly attends a commercially operated gymnasium to ensure he is in peak condition to perform his duties. The officer claims gym fees, the cost of special protective aerobic shoes and the cost of a track suit. As the officer's ordinary duties require regular strenuous physical activity, a deduction would be available for gym fees and the cost of the special protective aerobic shoes. A deduction is not allowable for the cost of the track suit because it is conventional clothing and the expense is private in nature.'
Commissioner of Taxation
5 June 1996