Tax Deductions for Sports Coach, Instructors and Officials

Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Sports Coach, Instructors and Officials

Sports Coach, Instructors and Officials coach, train and instruct participants in sports, and officiate at sporting events.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,085.60
  • Employment size: 42,000
  • Future growth: Very Strong
  • Skill level: Certificate III or IV

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Manager and agent fees.
  • Professional association fees and competition entry fees.
  • Motor vehicle travel to and from training, matches and other sporting activities if required to transport bulky sporting gear.
  • Overnight travel expenses if required to travel away from home overnight to play an interstate or overseas game.
  • Phone and internet – work %.
  • Luggage if used to transport gear used to play an interstate game.
  • Compulsory or corporate clothing, where there is a strictly enforced policy making it compulsory to wear that clothing – includes shirts with club emblems or embellishments, standard matching shorts or tracksuits, hats or caps with club emblems, jerseys and jumpers with club emblems, and suits with club emblems.
  • Protective clothing including headgear, mouthguards, sun-protection clothing, and sports skins.
  • Sun protection items including sunglasses, sunscreens, and cosmetics.
  • Computers, tools and equipment – includes training equipment such as weights, mats, bars, sound system, and treadmill.
  • Self-education expenses if related to current occupation.
  • Home office running expenses.
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions.

Professional memberships.

Non-deductible expenses:

  • Medical expenses.
  • General exercise clothing including tracksuits, shorts, tank tops, running shoes, sweat socks, armbands, headbands, and t-shirts.

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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