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Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Aged and Disabled Carers

Tax Deductions for Aged and Disabled Carers provide general household assistance, emotional support, care, and companionship for aged and disabled persons in their own homes.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,035
  • Employment size: 171,885
  • Future growth: Very strong
  • Skill level: Certificate II or III

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel to and from work due to shifting places of work – visiting 5-10 client houses each day.
  • Motor vehicle travel between work locations, or for training purposes.
  • Compulsory work uniforms, non-slip nurse’s shoes, stockings, vests and cardigans, safety glasses, gloves, aprons and lab coats.
  • Overtime meals – if paid a meal allowance under an Industrial Award.
  • Phone & internet – work %.
  • Self-education expenses  – must be related to the current job.
  • Magazines, books and journals related to health and medicine.  For example, Aged Care Insight, Australasian Journal on Ageing, and Home Care Magazine.
  • Agency commissions and agency fees.
  • Annual practising certificate fees, nursing association or union fees.
  • Fob watches, iPad, laptop, stethoscope, etc.
  • Handbags, briefcases and satchels.

Non-deductible expenses:

  • Upfront fees, joining fees or search fees paid to an agency.
  • Client gifts, meals and entertainment.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • Overtime meal expenses
  • Self-education expenses
  • Computers, tools, equipment and other assets
  • Compulsory work uniform
  • Logbook for motor vehicles
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions
  • Phone and internet
  • Handbags, briefcases and satchels
  • Overnight travel expenses.


Click here to see Tax Calculator for Aged and Disabled Carers.



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