Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Clothing Trades Workers

Clothing Trades Workers prepare, cut, make and repair garments.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $805
  • Employment size: 6,720
  • Future growth: Decline
  • Skill level: Certificate III or IV

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel between job sites, to pick up materials, or attending training courses.  
  • Computers, tools and equipment.   
  • Phone and internet – work %.    
  • Home office occupancy costs if required by the employer to work from home. Includes % of rent, mortgage interest, rates, insurance, etc.   
  • Overnight travel expenses when away from home overnight for work – includes accomodation and meals.  
  • Protective clothing including safety-coloured vests, steel-capped boots, and gloves.  
  • Overtime meals – if overtime meal allowance received under an industrial award. 
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions.  
  • Courses, seminars and self-education expenses. 
  • Home office running expenses.
  • Compulsory work uniform branded with the employers logo.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

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


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