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Occupational-Therapists

Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapists provide therapy to enable people to perform their daily activities and occupations.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,434.05
  • Employment size: 17,535
  • Future growth: Very 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 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.
  • 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 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 an agency.
  • 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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