Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Concreters

Concreters pour, spread, smooth and finish concrete for structures such as floors, stairs, ramps, footpaths and bridges.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,483.5
  • Employment size: 43,890
  • Future growth: Strong
  • 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.  
  • Motor vehicle travel between job sites, to pick up materials, or attending training courses.  
  • Computers, tools and equipment.   
  • Phone and internet – work %.      
  • Dogs, when used at worksites to guard tools against theft. The purchase cost of the dog and training fees are not deductible as they are capital costs. In contrast, vet bills and pet food bills may qualify as a tax deduction. 
  • Overnight travel expenses when visiting clients or attending different workplaces – includes meals and accommodation. 
  • Protective clothing including sun-protection clothing, safety-coloured vests, steel-capped boots, gloves, overalls, and wet weather gear. 
  • Overtime meals – if overtime meal allowance received under an industrial award. 
  • Sun protection costs including sunglasses and sunscreen. 
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions. 
  • Courses, seminars and self-education expenses. 
  • Home office running expenses.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • Self-education expenses
  • Sunglasses, sunscreens and cosmetics
  • Computers, tools, equipment and other assets
  • Protective clothing
  • Logbook for motor vehicles
  • Tax deductible dogs
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions
  • Phone and internet
  • Home office running expenses
  • Overnight travel expenses


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