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Medical Tax Deductions- Lodge your tax return here.

As a starting point, a deduction is only allowable if an expense is:

a)      Actually incurred;

b)      Meets the deductibility tests;  and

c)       Satisfies the substantiation rules.

Most occupations have specific work-related deductions for their industry.

The most common medical tax deductions applicable to people who are in the medical profession such as doctors and dentists are summarised in a basic table below:

 Deduction

Allowable

Not Allowable

Annual registrations with professional bodies such as AHRPA and Australian Dental Association

X

Child Care

X

Clothing, uniforms and footwear

X*

 Laundry of clothing, uniforms and footwear

X*

Computers and software

X*

Conferences, seminars and training courses

X*

Medical tools and supplies

X

Depreciation of equipment

X

Fines

X

Home office expenses

X*

Indemnity Insurance

X

Income Protection Insurance  X
Insurance of equipment

X

Meals

X

 -Overtime meal expenses

X*

Newspapers

X

Parking fees and tolls

X*

Self education expenses

X*

Technical or professional publications

X

Telephone, mobile pager or beeper not supplied by employer

X

Travel expenses
  Cost of travel (accom, fares, meals, incidentals)  X*
 -Travelling in course of employment  X
 -Public transport fares or costs of running motor vehicle X
 -Home to work X
 -Home and shifting place of work

X*

 -Between two places of work

X

 -Normal work to alternative work place while on duty

X

* Conditions apply.

If you would like to find out more about medical tax deductions, please contact us at Ask Us Tax. We have a number of clients in the medical industry and are confident we can maximise your work-related deduction claims.