Bakers & Pastry Cooks

Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Bakers and Pastry Cooks

Bakers and Pastry Cooks prepare and bake bread loaves, rolls, buns, cakes, biscuits and pastry goods.

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Employment Profile

Average weekly pay: $1,043.05
Employment size: 39,585
Future growth: Moderate
Skill level: Certificate III or IV

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel to and from work if having either shifting places of work; or transporting bulky equipment/tools.
  • Overseas conferences, courses and study tours. This could be undertaking a month-long baking course in Normandy, (France) studying, eating good food, and drinking fine French wines. These travel expenses will generally be deductible if they enable the baker to become more proficient in carrying out their current job and will likely lead to an increase in the income from their current job.
  • Motor vehicle travel including picking up food supplies, attending seminars, and travel between job sites.
  • Computers, knives, tools and equipment.
  • Overnight travel expenses attending different workplaces or training.
  • Traditional baker’s uniform  – for example, a set of clothing consisting of a baker’s hat and baker’s checked pants.
  • Home office running expenses.
  • Journals, periodicals and magazines that have a content sufficiently connected to a baker’s employment.
  • Phone and internet  – work %.
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions.
  • Self-education expenses connected to the baker’s current income-earning activities.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • Self-education expenses
  • Overseas conferences, courses and study tours
  • Computers, tools, equipment and other assets
  • Compulsory work uniform
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions
  • Phone and internet
  • Motor vehicle expenses: cents per km method
  • Home office running expenses
  • Overnight travel expenses


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