Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Conference and Event Organisers

Conference and Event Organisers organise and coordinate services for conferences, events, functions, banquets and seminars.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,510.95
  • Employment size: 30,135
  • Future growth: Very Strong    
  • Skill level: Associated degree or diploma

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel to and from work while transporting bulky equipment (normally 20 plus kilos). A deduction is allowable if it’s essential that the cooks use the bulky equipment in their daily job, and there is no secure place to store it at work.
  • Overseas conferences, courses and study tours. These travel expenses will generally be deductible if they enable the cook to become more proficient in carrying out their current job and will likely lead to an increase in the income from their current job.
  • Motor vehicle travel picking up food supplies, attending seminars, and travel between restaurants.
  • Computers, knives, tools and equipment.
  • Traditional cook’s uniform – a set of clothing consisting of a hat, checked pants, and white jacket.
  • Home office running expenses.
  • Journals, periodicals and magazines that have a content sufficiently connected to a cook’s employment.
  • Phone and internet – work %.
  • Union and professional association fees.
  • Conferences, seminars and training courses to maintain or increase a cook’s knowledge, ability or skills.
  • Self-education expenses connected to the cook’s current income-earning activities.
  • Overnight travel expenses attending different workplaces or for training.

Professional memberships.

Non-deductible expenses:

  • Advertising – If earning income from a fixed salary and not entitled to earn commission.
  • Gifts – If earning a fixed income and not entitled to earn commission.
  • Entertainment expenses including buying lunch for a client or business associate.
  • Expenses incurred in attending social functions e.g. monthly sales representative networking breakfasts.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • Self-education expenses
  • Computers, tools, equipment and other assets
  • Compulsory work uniform
  • Logbook for motor vehicles
  • Gifts to clients, suppliers and contractors
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions
  • Phone and internet
  • Home office running expenses
  • Handbags, briefcases and satchels


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