Earthmoving Plant Operator

Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Earthmoving Plant Operators

Earthmoving Plant Operators drive and operate heavy machinery used to level, excavate, load and move earth, rock and other material.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,712.35
  • Employment size: 50,505
  • Future growth: Stable
  • Skill level: Certificate II or III

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.
  • Telephone and internet – work %.
  • Overnight travel expenses attending different workplaces – includes airfares, meal and accommodation.
  • Overtime meals – if paid a meal allowance under an Industrial Award.
  • Protective clothing including sun-protection clothing, safety-coloured vests, rubber boots, steel-capped boots, safety hats, safety goggles, gloves, and overalls.
  • Sunglasses, sunscreens and cosmetics.
  • Computers, tools and equipment.
  • Home office running expenses.
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions.
  • Compulsory work uniform branded with the employers logo.
  • Self-education expenses.

Professional memberships.

Non-deductible expenses:

  • Jeans, drill shirts and trousers.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • Self-education expenses
  • Sunglasses, sunscreens and cosmetics
  • 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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