Deductions for Tradesman

deductions for tradesman


Deductions for Tradesman

Are you a plumber, handyman, bricklayer or electrician?


Do you work as a tradesman?


If you answered Yes to one of the above, then you must read this.


As a Trades person you are entitled to lot of deductions that you may not be aware of.


You can claim deduction for following work related deductions –


  • Clothing – branded uniform, protective uniform such as overalls, safety shoes and safety glasses.
  • Tools and equipment – includes purchase, leasing, hiring and maintaining tools used for work.
  • Cost of laundering work related clothing.
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses if work is done outside
  • Car expenses – if car used for travel to work sites. There are 2 methods for claiming work related car expenses – Log Book Method and Cents per kilometre method. Depending on the method you choose, you can claim running expenses such as fuel, rego, insurance, repairs, service, tyres and car wash.
  • Travel expenses – this includes parking, toll.
  • Training courses, licenses and certifications for upskilling.
  • Home office expenses.
  • Union Fees


Note –

  1. Maintain receipts to claim deductions.
  2. Don’t claim if you expenses were reimbursed.


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