Mining Engineers

Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Mining Engineers

Mining Engineers plan and direct the engineering aspects of locating and extracting minerals, petroleum and natural gas from the earth.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $2,343.55
  • Employment size: 11,550
  • Future growth: 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.
  • Motor vehicle travel between various building sites, places of work, and for training purposes.
  • Overnight travel expenses attending different workplaces or for training purposes – includes airfares, meals and accommodation.
  • Phone and internet – work %.
  • Sun protection costs including sunglasses, sunscreen and cosmetics.
  • Protective clothing, including sun-protection, safety-coloured vests, steel-capped boots, gloves, overalls and wet weather gear.
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions.
  • Courses, seminars and self-education expenses.
  • Computers, tools and equipment.
  • Home office running expenses.
  • Compulsory work uniform branded with the employers logo.

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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