Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Cleaners

Cleaners clean houses, offices, hotels, hospitals, schools, industrial work areas, and industrial machines.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,030.4
  • Employment size: 188,475
  • 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 (working at more than one site each day before returning home), 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 %.
  • Union fees, renewing machinery operating licences, registrations and subscriptions.
  • 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 employer logo.
  • Courses, seminars and self-education expenses.
  • Computers, tools and equipment.
  • 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.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • Overtime meal expenses
  • Self-education expenses
  • 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


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