Environmental Scientist

Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Environmental Scientists

Environmental Scientists study, develop, and implement plans for managing and protecting the environment, flora, fauna and other natural resources.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,771.15
  • Employment size: 23,940
  • Future growth: Very Strong
  • Skill level: Bachelor Degree or Higher

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Travel to and from work for employees with shifting workplaces (who regularly work at more than one site each day before returning home) or transport bulky equipment (normally 20 plus kilos).
  • Travel between job sites, to pick up materials, or attending training courses.
  • Telephone, internet and laptop costs.
  • Overnight travel expenses when required to work away from home for work purposes. This includes meals and accommodation.
  • Protective clothing and equipment including safety-coloured vests, steel-capped boots, breathing masks, gloves, and overalls. Also, work clothing branded with the employer’s logo.
  • Sun protection costs including sunglasses, hats and sunscreen lotions. This includes prescription sunglasses which are photo-chromatic glasses which have filtering and glare-reducing qualities similar to sunglasses.
    Union fees, licences and registrations.
  • Courses, seminars and self-education expenses.
  • Tools and equipment. Depreciate items costing over $300.
  • 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
  • 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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