Bricklayers & Stonemasons

Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Bricklayers and Stonemasons

A Bricklayer is a craftsman who lays bricks to construct brickwork. A Stonemason is one who lays any combination of stones, cinder blocks, and bricks in the construction of building walls and other works.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,380
  • Employment size: 34,965
  • Future growth: Moderate
  • 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 (cement mixers and other equipment stored on the bricklayer’s ute or trailer).
  • Motor vehicle travel between job sites, to pick up materials, or attend training.
  • Dogs, when used at work sites to guard the bricklayer’s tools against theft. The purchase cost of the dog and training fees are not deductible as they are capital costs. In contrast, vet bills and pet food bills may qualify as a tax deduction.
  • Phone and internet – work %.
  • Overnight travel expenses visiting clients or attending different workplaces – including meals and accommodation.
  • Protective clothing including sun-protection clothing, safety-coloured vests, steel-capped boots, gloves, and overalls.
  • Sun protection costs including sunglasses and sunscreens.
  • Courses, seminars and self-education expenses.
  • Computers, tools and equipment.
  • Home office running expenses.
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

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


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