Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Clerks

Clerks perform a range of clerical and administrative tasks.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,150
  • Employment size: 368,130
  • Future growth: Strong
  • Skill level: Certificate II or III

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel between offices and attending training courses. 
  • Phone and internet – work %.   
  • Handbags, briefcases, and satchels.  
  • Professional seminars, courses, conferences and workshops. 
  • Reference books, technical journals and trade magazines.  
  • Self-education courses related to the current job. 
  • Home office running expenses. 
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and professional membership subscriptions.
  • Compulsory work uniform branded with the employers logo.
  • Overnight travel expenses visiting clients, attending training, or attending different workplaces.

Non-deductible expenses:

  • Cost of business lunches – even if discussing business matters.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • Self-education expenses
  • Computers, tools, equipment and other assets
  • Compulsory work uniform
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions
  • Phone and internet
  • Motor vehicle expenses: cents per km method
  • Home office running expenses
  • Handbags, briefcases and satchels
  • Overnight travel expenses


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