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Interior-Designers

Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Interior Designers

Interior Designers plan, design, detail and supervise construction of building interiors to produce an environment tailored to a purpose, with particular emphasis on space creation, space planning, and factors that enhance living and working environments.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,171.85
  • Employment size: 15,960
  • Future growth: Very Strong
  • Skill level: Bachelor Degree or Higher

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 when visiting clients.
  • Motor vehicle travel between offices, visiting clients or for training purposes.
  • Phone and internet – work %.
  • Home office occupancy expenses if required by the employer to work from home – includes rent, mortgage interest, rates, insurance, etc.
  • Computers, tools and equipment – includes cameras, video recorders, and laptops.
  • Referral commission and expenses.
  • Handbags, briefcases and satchels.
  • Overnight travel expenses visiting clients or for training/conferences – includes airfares, meals and accommodation.
  • Home office running expenses.
  • Compulsory work uniform branded with the employers logo.
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions.
  • Work-related training courses – includes first aid, OH&S, bookkeeping, sales technques, customer service, merchandising, computer skills or management.
  • Self-education expenses – includes course fees, books, stationery, equipment and travel.
  • Overseas conferences, courses and study tours.

Professional memberships.

Non-deductible expenses:

  • Entertainment expenses such as buying lunch for a client or business associate.
  • Expenses incurred in attending social functions e.g. monthly networking breakfasts.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • Self-education expenses
  • Overseas conferences, courses and study tours
  • 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
  • Handbags, briefcases and satchels
  • Overnight travel expenses

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