Tax deductions for cabinet makers
Cabinetmakers fabricate and repair wooden furniture and fit and assemble prepared wooden parts to make furniture.
Average weekly pay: $1,000
Employment size: 31,900
Future growth: Stable
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.
Motor vehicle travel between job sites, to pick up materials, or attending training courses.
Dogs, when used at work sites to guard the cabinet makers 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 – includes meals and accommodation.
Protective clothing including sun-protection clothing, safety-coloured vests, steel-capped boots, gloves, and overalls.
Compulsory work uniform branded with the employers logo.
Sun protection costs including sunglasses and sunscreen.
Courses, seminars and self-education expenses.
Computers, tools and equipment.
Home office running expenses.
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Self education expenses
Sunglasses, sunscreens and cosmetics
Computers, tools, equipment and other assets
Compulsory work uniform
Tax deductible dogs
Phone and internet
Motor vehicle expenses: cents per km method
Home office running expenses
Overnight travel expenses
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