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Welding Workers

Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Structural Steel and Welding Workers

Structural Steel and Welding Workers cut, shape, join and repair metal components of iron and steel structures, boilers, pressure vessels, pipes, and ships.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,271.90
  • Employment size: 99,435
  • Future growth: Decline
  • Skill level: Certificate III or IV

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 equipment.
  • Motor vehicle travel between job sites, to pick up materials, or attend training courses.
  • Phone and internet – work %.
  • Dogs, when used at worksites to guard the tools against theft. The vet bills and pet food bills may qualify as a tax deduction.
  • Overnight travel expenses visiting clients or attending different workplaces – includes airfares, meals and accommodation.
  • Protective clothing including fire-resistant clothing, safety-coloured vests, steel-capped boots, breathing masks, gloves, and overalls.
  • Compulsory work uniform branded with the employers logo.
  • Sun protection costs including sunglasses, sunscreen and cosmetics.
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions.
  • Courses, seminars and self-education expenses.
  • Computers, tools and equipment.
  • Home office running expenses.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • Self-education expenses
  • Sunglasses, sunscreens and cosmetics
  • Computers, tools, equipment and other assets
  • Protective clothing
  • Tax deductible dogs
  • 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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