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Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers

Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers

Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers provide assistance, support and direct care to patients in a variety of health, welfare and community settings..

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,035
  • Employment size: 97,335
  • Future growth: Strong
  • Skill level: Certificate II or III

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 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 uniforms -includes non-slip nurse’s shoes, stockings, vests and cardigans, aprons and lab coats.
  • 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.
  • Computers, tools and equipment – includes fob watches, iPad, laptop, stethoscope, etc.
  • Home office running expenses.
  • Handbags, briefcases, and satchels.

Professional memberships.

Non-deductible expenses:

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

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
  • Handbags, briefcases and satchels
  • Overnight travel expenses

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