Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Public Servants

Public Servants work for the Australian government (Federal, State or Local).

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $2,044.70
  • Employment size: 2,086,350
  • Future growth: Decline
  • Skill level: Certificate II or III

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Motor vehicle travel between work locations, or for training purpose.
  • Overnight travel expenses between work locations, or for training purposes.
  • Phone & internet – work %.
  • Computers, tools and equipment.
  • Handbags, briefcases, and satchels.
  • Professional seminars, courses, conferences and workshops.
  • Reference books, technical journals and trade magazines related to work.
  • Self-education courses related to the current job.
  • Home office running expenses.
  • Professional memberships.

Professional memberships.

Non-deductible expenses:

  • Cost of business lunches (even if discussing work matters).

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • Self-education expenses
  • Computers, tools, equipment and other assets
  • 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


Click here to see Tax Calculator for Public Servants.


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