Tax deductions for civil engineering professionals
Civil engineering professionals design, plan, organise and oversee the construction of civil engineering projects such as dams, bridges, pipelines, gas and water supply schemes.
Average weekly pay: $1,916
Employment size: 63,600
Future growth: Very Strong
Skill level Bachelor degree or higher
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.
Overnight travel expenses visiting clients or attending different workplaces – includes airfares, meals and accommodation.
Phone and internet – work %.
Sun protection costs including sunglasses and sunscreen.
Protective clothing, including sun-protection clothing, safety-coloured vests, steel-capped boots, gloves, overalls and wet weather gear.
Renewal fees for machinery operating licences, union fees, and subscriptions.
Courses, seminars and self-education expenses.
Computers, tools and equipment.
Home office running expenses.
Compulsory work uniform branded with the employers logo.
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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
Overnight travel expenses
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