Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Caretakers

Caretakers maintain and clean residential buildings, schools, offices, holiday camps, caravan parks and associated grounds.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,100.55
  • Employment size: 8,295
  • Future growth: Stable
  • Skill level: High School or Certificate I

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel to and from work if having either shifting workplaces, or transporting bulky equipment (vacuum cleaners, buckets, solvents, and ladders).
  • Motor vehicle travel between two jobs, travel to attend meetings and picking up supplies.
  • Phone and internet  – work %.
  • The cost of renewing machinery operating licences and tickets that are required for work.
  • Protective clothing and equipment including safety-coloured vests, steel-capped boots, gloves, overalls, aprons, safety glasses, goggles, and breathing masks.
  • Compulsory work uniform branded with the employers logo.
  • Courses, seminars and self-education expenses.
  • Computers, tools and equipment.
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions.
  • Overtime meal expenses – if paid an overtime meal allowance under an industrial award or law.
  • Technical or professional magazines related to the cleaning job, e.g.  Inclean magazine.
  • Home office running expenses.
  • Overnight travel expenses attending different workplaces.
  • Sun protection costs including sunglasses and sunscreens.

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
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions
  • Phone and internet
  • Home office running expenses
  • Overnight travel expenses


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