Tax deductions for environmental scientists
Environmental scientists study, develop, and implement plans for managing and protecting the environment, flora, fauna and other natural resources.
Average weekly pay: $1,541
Employment size: 22,800
Future growth: Very Strong
Skill level Bachelor Degree or Higher
Typical tax deductions include:
- Travel to and from work for employees with shifting workplaces (who regularly work at more than one site each day before returning home) or transport bulky equipment (normally 20 plus kilos).
- Travel between job sites, to pick up materials, or attending training courses.
- Telephone, internet and laptop costs.
- Overnight travel expenses when required to work away from home for work purposes. This includes meals and accommodation
- Protective clothing and equipment including safety-coloured vests, steel-capped boots, breathing masks, gloves, and overalls. Also, work clothing branded with the employer’s logo.
- Sun protection costs including sunglasses, hats and sunscreen lotions. This includes prescription sunglasses which are photo-chromatic glasses which have filtering and glare-reducing qualities similar to sunglasses.
- Union fees, licences and registrations.
- Courses, seminars and self-education expenses.
- Tools and equipment. Depreciate items costing over $300.
- Home office running expenses.
Tax Strategies we can assist you with.
Self education expenses
Sunglasses, sunscreens and cosmetics
Computers, tools, equipment and other assets
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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