Beauty Therapist

Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Beauty Therapists

Beauty Therapists provide skin analyses, facial therapies, skin-care treatments and body treatments (massage) to clients.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $747.50
  • Employment size: 38,220
  • Future growth: Very strong
  • Skill level: Certificate II or III

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel to and from work if having either shifting places of work; or transporting bulky equipment.
  • Motor vehicle travel between work locations, or for training purposes.
  • Phone and internet – work %.
  • Computers, mobile phones, calculators, electronic organisers, professional library, beauty therapist equipment, etc.
  • Overnight travel expenses attending conferences, seminars, training courses, and industry promotions – includes airfares, accommodation, meals, and incidentals.
  • Compulsory work uniform branded with the employers logo.
  • Self-education courses. For example, Diploma of Beauty Therapy or Cert III in Nail Technology.
  • Union fees, membership and professional association renewal fees.
  • Overtime meals  -if paid a meal allowance under an industrial award.
  • Magazines and books related to beauty treatments, sales, customer service, and management.
  • Home office running expenses.

Non-deductible expenses:

  • Grooming including hairdressing, cosmetics, hair and skin care products.
  • Membership joining fees.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • 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
  • Home office running expenses
  • Overnight travel expenses


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