Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Laundry Workers

Laundry Workers sort, clean, fold, iron and package linen, clothing and other items in laundries and dry cleaning establishments.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $914.25
  • Employment size: 20,895
  • Future growth: Stable
  • Skill level: High School or Certificate I

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel between two jobs, picking up supplies, and attending meetings.
  • Phone and internet – work %.
  • Protective clothing including safety-coloured vests, steel-capped boots, gloves, overalls, aprons, and safety glasses.
  • Compulsory work uniform branded with the employers logo.
  • Courses, seminars and self-education expenses.
  • Computers, tools and equipment.
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions – includes levies to protect the interest of members and their jobs.
  • Overtime meal expenses – if paid an overtime meal allowance under an industrial award or law.
  • Technical or professional magazines related to the cleaning job, e.g. Inclean magazine.
  • Home office running expenses.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • Self-education expenses
  • 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


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