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    I wish we only had a few hundred in union fees. DH pays $12 / week in union fees. I think that's very expensive

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    Quote Originally Posted by silly View Post
    I can't imagine 2-3 grand in deductions there would not be much to claim in this job maybe laundry allowance if they still do that haha
    We usually have charitable donations, laundry, uniform costs, union fees, car usage and other incidentals. Usually amounts to 3-4k per year.



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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    We only had significant deductions when we had our investment property.
    We now will have few hundred in union fees, and no more than $104 in washing
    Have you seen an accountant? That doesn't sound like enough...

    I claim a percentage of power, phone etc for work done at home, computer and home office, car expenses (can claim up to 5000k without log books only diary entries), charity, stationery, sunglasses and sunscreen...that's just what I can think of. All work related.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadaca View Post
    Have you seen an accountant? That doesn't sound like enough...

    I claim a percentage of power, phone etc for work done at home, computer and home office, car expenses (can claim up to 5000k without log books only diary entries), charity, stationery, sunglasses and sunscreen...that's just what I can think of. All work related.
    What about if you have an inside job (no sunnies or sunscreen) where you aren't required to work from home or drive anywhere in your car? And yes, I know that you CAN claim 5000k without a logbook but if you are audited you have to be able to justify it which means getting your employer to write a letter to say it is needed.

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    the 5,000 km needs to be substantiated. it's not a free deduction that the ATO will just accept. esp where your gross income is so low.

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    I get most of my deductions from travel (yes it's justified even on a part time income) I also claim washing, work boots when I need them, a portion of mobile phone and internet as we use our personal mobile for work related purposes. I didn't realise how much I could actually claim until I saw an accountant

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    What about if you have an inside job (no sunnies or sunscreen) where you aren't required to work from home or drive anywhere in your car? And yes, I know that you CAN claim 5000k without a logbook but if you are audited you have to be able to justify it which means getting your employer to write a letter to say it is needed.
    My accountant only asks for diary entries, no letter from employer required. I don't rort the system and can justify any k's I do, I was just suggesting further deductions in case they weren't known as $200 is very low to claim. Of course if you have a completely inside job you won't claim sunnies...again it an example of what can be claimed.

    As I said, I think it's best to see an accountant. In my experience they hide you lots of pointers on claims you may not be aware of and make sure that you have all docs necessary to substantiate your claim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadaca View Post
    My accountant only asks for diary entries, no letter from employer required. I don't rort the system and can justify any k's I do, I was just suggesting further deductions in case they weren't known as $200 is very low to claim. Of course if you have a completely inside job you won't claim sunnies...again it an example of what can be claimed.

    As I said, I think it's best to see an accountant. In my experience they hide you lots of pointers on claims you may not be aware of and make sure that you have all docs necessary to substantiate your claim.
    Yeah as a nurse you can claim bugger all.

    Union fees $150, registration $150.

    Then I usually get a new pair of shoes so claim those.

    If you pay for a course you can claim that - but nope not done that in a few years.

    Little bit for washing. Taxable donations - under $100.

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    My cousin however claims thousands. He is a head chef at a restaurant.

    He can claim meals out as research. Expensive cheese and other ingredients as research. So not fair

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    Quote Originally Posted by shani2 View Post
    My cousin however claims thousands. He is a head chef at a restaurant.

    He can claim meals out as research. Expensive cheese and other ingredients as research. So not fair
    DF does this too I love it haha


 

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