Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Midwives

Midwives are health care professionals who provide care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour, childbirth, and the postpartum period (first six weeks after birth).

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,584.75
  • Employment size: 17,955
  • Future growth: Strong
  • Skill level: Bachelor Degree or Higher

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel to and from home if employed by agencies with shifting places of work or required to transport bulky work-related medical equipment.
  • Motor vehicle travel between hospitals, clinics, and visiting patients.
  • Phone and internet – work %.
  • Overnight travel expenses attending medical conferences, seminars, and training courses – includes airfares, accommodation, meals, and incidentals.
  • Compulsory work uniform branded with the employers logo – includes non-slip nurse’s shoes, stockings, vests and cardigans.
  • Overtime meals -if paid a meal allowance under an Industrial Award.
  • Self-education expenses – must be related to current job.
  • Magazines, books and journals related to health and medicine.
  • Agency commissions and agency fees.
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions – includes annual practising certificate fees.
  • Computers, tools and equipment – includes fob watches, briefcases, handbags, iPad, laptop, and stethoscope.
    Home office running expenses.

Professional memberships.

Non-deductible expenses:

  • Upfront fees, joining fees or search fees paid to a nursing agency.
  • Ordinary wristwatches.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • 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
  • Overnight travel expenses


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