Ministers of Religion

Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Ministers of Religion

A Minister of Religion is a person authorised by a church, or other religious organisation, to perform religious and spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faiths.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,072.80
  • Employment size: 23,100
  • Future growth: Moderate
  • Skill level: Bachelor Degree or Higher

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel visiting parishioners and attending training courses.
  • Phone and internet – work %.
  • Professional seminars, courses, conferences and workshops.
  • Resource books including concordance, theological dictionaries, religious books and publications.
  • Self-education courses related to the current job.
  • Home office running expenses.
  • Clothing – vestments, robes, and uniforms that are not usually worn outside of ministry duties.
  • Overnight travel expenses visiting parishioners, or attending different workplaces – includes airfares, meals and accommodation.
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions.

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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