Ambulance Officers & Paramedic

Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Ambulance Officers and Paramedics

Ambulance Officers and Paramedics provide emergency health care and transport for injured, sick, infirmed and aged persons to medical facilities.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,955
  • Employment size: 17,955
  • Future growth: Very strong
  • Skill level: Associate degree or diploma

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel to and from work if having either shifting workplaces (working at more than one site each day before returning home), or transporting bulky medical equipment.
  • Motor vehicle travel between job sites, to pick up materials, or attend training courses.
  • Overnight travel expenses attending medical conferences, seminars, and training courses – includes airfares, accommodation, meals, and incidentals.
  • Compulsory work uniforms, non-slip shoes, safety glasses, gloves, aprons and lab coats.
  • Overtime meals  – if paid a meal allowance under an Industrial Award.
  • Phone and internet (work %).
  • Home office running expenses.
  • Self-education expenses  – must be related to the current job.
  • Magazines, books and journals related to health and medicine.
  • Annual practising certificate fees, nursing association or union fees.
  • Computers, fob watches, stethoscope, etc.
  • Handbags, briefcases & satchels.

Non-deductible expenses:

  • Ordinary wristwatches.
  • Vaccinations.

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
  • Home office running expenses
  • Handbags, briefcases and satchels
  • Overnight travel expenses


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