Tax Deductions for Engineers- 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 work-related tax deductions for engineers are summarised in a basic table below:
|Clothing, uniforms and footwear||X *|
|– Laundry and maintenance of clothing, uniforms and footwear||X *|
|Computers and software||X *|
|Conferences, seminars and training courses||X *|
|Depreciation of tools & equipment||X|
|Drivers Licence (Car)||X|
|First aid courses paid by employee, not reimbursed||X|
|Insurance of equipment||X|
|Licence and certificates e.g. Licenses for the operation of plant and equipment||X|
|– Overtime meal expenses||X*|
|Medical examinations for licence renewal||X|
|Parking fees and tolls||X*|
|Radios, cassette players, walkmans, etc||X|
|Repairs to tools and equipment||X|
|Self education expenses||X*|
|Technical or professional publications||X|
|Telephone, mobile phone, pager not supplied by employer||X|
|– Accom, fares, meals, incidentals not reimbursed||X|
|– Public transport fares or motor vehicle costs|
|– Home to work||X|
|– Home to shifting place of work||X|
|– Between two places of work||X|
|– Normal work to alternate place of work||X|
|Union fees and professional association fees||X|
|Wet weather gear||X*|
* Conditions apply.
If you would like to find out more about tax deductions for Engineers, please contact us at Ask Us Tax. We have a number of clients in the engineer industry and are confident we can maximise your work-related deduction claims.