Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Checkout Operators

Checkout Operators operate cash registers, receive payments from customers, issue receipts, and return change.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $947.60
  • Employment size: 141,540
  • Future growth: Stable
  • Skill level: High School or Certificate I

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel between two workplaces, or two jobs, or to attend training.
  • Phone and internet – work %.
  • Overtime meal expenses – if paid an overtime meal allowance under an award or industrial agreement.
  • Compulsory work uniforms branded with the employers logo.
  • Training courses.
  • Cost of making up till shortages.
  • Self-education expenses related to current income earning activities.
  • Home office running expenses.
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions.

Non-deductible expenses:

  • Grooming including hairdressing, cosmetics, hair and skin care products.
  • Conventional clothing (even if the employer makes it compulsory).

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • Overtime meal expenses
  • Self-education expenses
  • Compulsory work uniform
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions
  • Phone and internet
  • Motor vehicle expenses: cents per km method
  • Home office running expenses


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