Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Accounting Clerks

Accounting Clerks monitor creditor and debtor accounts, undertake related routine documentation, and calculate and investigate the cost of wages, materials, overheads and other operating costs.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,231.65
  • Employment size: 133,230
  • Future growth: Decline
  • Skill level: Certificate II or III

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel between work locations, visiting clients, or for training purpose.
  • Overnight travel expenses between work locations, visiting clients, or for training purposes. 
  • Phone & internet – work %.  
  • Computers, tools and equipment.
  • Handbags, briefcases, and satchels. 
  • Professional seminars, courses, conferences and workshops. 
  • Reference books, technical journals and trade magazines related to work as an accountant. 
  • Self-education courses related to the current job. 
  • Home office running expenses.  
  • Professional memberships – e.g. CPA, IPA, CA, etc. 

Non-deductible expenses:

  • Cost of business lunches (even if discussing business matters).

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • Self-education expenses
  • Computers, tools, equipment and other assets
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions
  • Phone and internet
  • Motor vehicle expenses: cents per km method
  • Home office running expenses
  • Handbags, briefcases and satchels
  • Overnight travel expenses


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