Best Tax Deductions to Claim for Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses

Veterinarians diagnose, treat and prevent animal diseases, ailments and injuries.

Employment Profile

  • Average weekly pay: $1,357
  • Employment size: 11,340
  • Future growth: Strong
  • Skill level: Degree of Higher

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 for work purposes – the vet bills and pet food bills may qualify as a tax deduction.
  • Overnight travel expenses when visiting clients or attending different workplaces – includes airfares, accommodation and meals.
  • Protective clothing including safety-coloured vests, steel-capped boots, gloves, overalls and wet weather gear.
  • 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.
  • Compulsory work uniform branded with the employers logo.

Tax Strategies we can assist you with.

  • Self-education expenses
  • Sunglasses, sunscreens and cosmetics
  • Computers, tools, equipment and other assets
  • Compulsory work uniform
  • Logbook for motor vehicles
  • Tax deductible dogs
  • Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions
  • Phone and internet
  • Home office running expenses
  • Overnight travel expenses


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