Bar Attendants & Baristas

Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Bar Attendants and Baristas

Bar Attendants and Baristas prepare, mix and serve alcoholic drinks and espresso coffee to patrons in cafes, coffee shops and dining establishments.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,004.95
  • Employment size: 106,050
  • Future growth: Strong
  • Skill level: Certificate II or III

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel between two workplaces, or two jobs, or attending training courses.
  • Phone and internet – work %.
  • Overnight travel expenses attending different workplaces or training.
  • Cost of making up till or bar shortages.
  • Journals, magazines and books that have content connected to work in the hospitality industry. For example, Good Food Guide, Top 100 Wines.
  • Renewal fees for a gaming licence, union fees, and subscriptions.
  • Overtime meal expenses.
  • Computers, tools and equipment.
  • Compulsory work uniform branded with the employers logo.
  • First aid courses, training courses and self-education expenses related to current income earning activities.

Non-deductible expenses:

  • Grooming including hairdressing, cosmetics, hair and skin care products.
  • The initial cost of getting the gaming licence.
  • Cost of meals eaten during the workday.
  • Conventional clothing such as plain white shirt and black trousers.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • Overtime meal expenses
  • Self-education expenses
  • 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
  • Overnight travel expenses


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