Prison Officers

Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Prison Officers

Prison Officers supervise and control the activities of inmates in prisons and other correctional institutions.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,670.80
  • Employment size: 25,725
  • Future growth: Strong
  • Skill level: Certificate II or III

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel between different work sites (e.g. prisons), and for training purposes.
  • Phone and internet – work %.
  • Prison uniform, protective clothing and physical training clothing – if unique and distinctive to the Prison Department.
  • Computers, tools and equipment – includes body armour, gauntlets, handcuffs, holders, pouches, and utility belts.
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions.
  • Home office running expenses.
  • Sun protection costs including sunglasses, sunscreen, and cosmetics.
  • Self-education expenses.
  • Overnight travel expenses attending different workplaces or for training purposes – includes airfares, accommodation and meals.

Professional memberships.

Non-deductible expenses:

  • Costs of maintaining guard dogs or installing security systems for the protection of prison officers and their families.
  • Gym fees to maintain personal fitness.
  • Haircuts, grooming, weight loss programs or supplies – even though the prison department has specific regulations.

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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