Tax Deductions for Child Carers

Best Tax Deductions for Child Carers

Child Carers provide care and supervision for children in residential homes and childcare centres.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $920
  • Employment size: 162,540
  • Future growth: Very Strong
  • Skill level: Certificate II or III

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel to and from work if having shifting workplaces – working at more than one site each day before returning home.
  • Motor vehicle travel between work locations, transporting children, or for training purposes.
  • Compulsory work uniform branded with the employer logo.
  • Overtime meals – if paid a meal allowance under an Industrial Award.
  • Phone and internet – work %.
  • Home office running expenses.
  • Self-education expenses  – must be related to the current job.
  • Magazines, books and journals.
  • Agency commissions and agency fees.
  • Annual practising certificate fees, memberships or union fees.
  • Computers, tools and equipment.
  • Handbags, briefcases, and satchels.
  • Sun protection costs including sunglasses and sunscreens.

Non-deductible expenses:

  • Upfront fees, joining fees or search fees paid to an agency.
  • Child gifts, meals and entertainment.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • Overtime meal expenses
  • Self-education expenses
  • Sunglasses, sunscreens and cosmetics
  • Computers, tools, equipment and other assets
  • Compulsory work uniform
  • Logbook for motor vehicles
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions
  • Phone and internet
  • Home office running expenses


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