Employee

Working hard or hardly working?

When completing your tax return, you're entitled to claim deductions for some expenses, most of which are directly related to earning your income.

Work-related expenses

To claim a work-related deduction:

You must have spent the money yourself and weren't reimbursed

It must directly relate to earning your income

You must have a record to prove it

If the expense was for both work and private purposes, you can only claim a deduction for the work-related portion. Work expenses reimbursed to you by your employer are not deductible.


You may be able to claim a deduction for expenses that directly relate to your work, including:

Vehicle and travel expenses – including travel between work and home

Clothing, laundry and dry-cleaning expenses

Home office expenses

Mobile phone, internet and home phone expense

Overtime meals


Self-education expenses

Tools, equipment and other equipment

Other work-related deductions

Employees (including casuals) can claim work-related expenses in the financial year they are incurred. This is the case even if you start employment in June but don’t receive income until the next financial year, you can claim deductions for work-related expenses incurred in June.

If you employ someone to assist you in your employment, you cannot claim a deduction for employing that person.

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