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Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Hairdressers

Hairdressers cut or style hair in order to enhance or maintain a person’s appearance.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $920
  • Employment size: 57,120
  • Future growth: Moderate
  • Skill level: Certificate III or IV

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel between various places of work, visiting clients, training related travel, or to competitions – where the prizes won would be part of income, or where coaching staff.
  • Phone and internet – work %.
  • Computers, tools and equipment – includes mobile phones, calculators, professional library, hair-cutting and hair-styling tools.
  • Overnight travel expenses attending conferences, seminars, training courses, and industry promotions – includes airfares, accommodation, meals, and incidentals.
  • Compulsory work uniform branded with the employers logo.
  • Self-education courses – for example, Cert IV in Hairdressing or Diploma in Hairdressing Salon Management.
    Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions.
  • Overtime meals – if paid a meal allowance under an industrial award.
  • Magazines and books related to hairdressing, hairstyles, sales, customer service, and management.
  • Home office running expenses.
  • Handbags, briefcases and satchels.

Professional memberships.

Non-deductible expenses:

  • Grooming – including hairdressing, cosmetics, hair and skin care products.
  • Membership joining fees.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • Overtime meal expenses
  • Self-education expenses
  • Computers, tools, equipment and other assets
  • Compulsory work uniform
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions
  • Phone and internet
  • Motor vehicle expenses: cents per km method
  • Home office running expenses
  • Handbags, briefcases and satchels
  • Overnight travel expenses


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