Driving Instructors

Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Driving Instructors

Driving instructors provide instruction on the theory and application of driving motor vehicles.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,380
  • Employment size: 6,405
  • Future growth: Very strong
  • Skill level: Certificate III or IV

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel to and from work if having shifting places of work – working at more than one site each day before returning home.
  • Motor vehicle travel between job sites or attending training courses.
  • Motor vehicle expenses if providing the vehicle used for driving lessons -includes depreciation, interest, lease payments, fuel, insurance, repairs, and cleaning costs.
  • Computers, tools and equipment – includes GPS, and vehicle maintenance tools.
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions.
  • Phone and internet – work %.
  • Medical checkup and drug testing fees.
  • Compulsory work uniform branded with the employers logo.
  • Sun protection costs including sunglasses, sunscreen and cosmetics.
  • Courses, seminars and self-education expenses.
  • Home office occupancy expenses if required by the employer to work from home – includes rent, mortgage interest, rates, insurance and repairs.
  • Home office running expenses.
  • Overnight travel expenses visiting clients or attending different workplaces.

Professional memberships.

Non-deductible expenses:

  • Speeding and parking fines.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • Self-education expenses
  • Sunglasses, sunscreens and cosmetics
  • Computers, tools, equipment and other assets
  • Compulsory work uniform
  • Logbook for motor vehicles
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions
  • Phone and internet
  • Home office running expenses
  • Overnight travel expenses


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