Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Sales Assistants

Pharmacists select, prescribe, monitor and evaluate pharmaceuticals and medical products.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,534.10
  • Employment size: 70,875
  • Future growth: Strong
  • Skill level: Bachelor Degree or Higher

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel between two workplaces, or two jobs, or for training purposes.
  • Phone and internet – work %.
  • Overnight travel expenses attending medical conferences, seminars, and training courses – includes airfares, accommodation, meals, and incidentals.
  • Self-education courses.
  • Magazines, books and journals related to health and medicine.
  • Medical defence and income protection insurance.
  • Compulsory work uniform, lab coats, and surgical caps.
  • Computers, tools and equipment.
  • Medical registration fees and membership fees.
  • Home office running expenses.
  • Handbags, briefcases and satchels.

Professional memberships.

Non-deductible expenses:

  • Travel for industry functions which includes entertainment, e.g. three-course meal, band, and alcoholic drinks.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • Self-education expenses
  • Overseas conferences, courses and study tours
  • 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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