Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Blacksmiths

A Blacksmith is a person who makes and repairs iron objects by hand.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $805
  • Employment size: 2,625
  • Future growth: Decline
  • Skill level: Certificate III or IV

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 equipment (blacksmith tools and raw materials).
  • Motor vehicle travel between job sites, to pick up materials, or attend training courses.
  • Phone and internet – work %.
  • Computers, tools and equipment.
  • Home office running expenses.
  • Overnight travel expenses visiting clients or attending different workplaces  – includes meals and accommodation.
  • Protective clothing, including fire-resistant clothing, safety-coloured vests, steel-capped boots, gloves, and overalls.
  • Courses, seminars and self-education expenses.
  • Overtime meals.
  • Sun protection costs including sunglasses and sunscreens.
  • Dogs, when used for work purposes.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • Overtime meal expenses
  • Self-education expenses
  • Sunglasses, sunscreens and cosmetics
  • Computers, tools, equipment and other assets
  • Protective clothing
  • Logbook for motor vehicles
  • Tax deductible dogs
  • Phone and internet
  • Home office running expenses
  • Overnight travel expenses


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