The ATO’s occupation-specific tax deduction guides

To save practitioners time explaining to clients what they can or can’t include as deductions on their tax returns, the ATO has developed a suite of occupation-specific guides. It says these have been designed to help your clients understand what they can think about including, or what is completely off the table, as work-related expenses. The ATO’s occupation-specific tax deduction guides

The information included in the guides (presented in PDF format) is broken down into different deduction labels, including:

  • car expenses
  • home office expenses
  • clothing expenses
  • self-education or professional development expenses.

The deduction guideslines are available for the following occupations:

  • construction worker
  • retail worker
  • office worker
  • Australian Defence Force
  • sales and marketing
  • nurse, midwife or carer
  • police officer
  • public servant
  • teacher
  • truck driver.

The ATO says practitioners should feel free to supply these guides to their clients, or alternatively let clients know they can download them from the ATO Publication Ordering Service.

To order, select the green button “Search PDF publications” – type in JS39108 (capitals not essential) and search “Online publications” as the media (it may already be selected).

To save practitioners time explaining to clients what they can or can’t include as deductions on their tax returns, the ATO has developed a suite of occupation-specific guides. It says these have been designed to help your clients understand what they can think about including, or what is completely off the table, as work-related expenses. The ATO’s occupation-specific tax deduction guides