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Tax deductions for car detailers

Car detailers wash and clean exteriors and interiors of motor vehicles, and touch up paintwork, glass and upholstery to prepare them for sale or rent.

Employment Profile

Average weekly pay:            $701
Employment size:                 18,800  
Future growth:                      Stable   
Skill level                               High School or Certificate I

Tax deductions for car detailers 1

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 for training courses.

  • Computers, tools and equipment.

  • Phone and internet – work %.

  • Overnight travel expenses when being away from home overnight for work.

  • Protective clothing including sun-protection clothing, safety-coloured vests, steel-capped boots, gloves, overalls, and wet weather gear.

  • Compulsory work uniform branded with the employers logo.

  • Overtime meals – if overtime meal allowance received under an industrial award.

  • Sun protection costs including sunglasses and sunscreen.

  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions.

  • Courses, seminars and self-education expenses.

  • Home office running expenses.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

Self education expenses
Sunglasses, sunscreens and cosmetics
Computers, tools, equipment and other assets
Protective clothing
Compulsory work uniform
Logbook for motor vehicles
Phone and internet
Home office running expenses
Overnight travel expenses

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