Tax deductions for massage therapists
Massage therapists perform therapeutic massage and administer body treatments for health, fitness and remedial purposes.
Average weekly pay: $950
Employment size: 71,600
Future growth: Strong
Skill level Associated Degree or Diploma
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 when visiting clients.
- Motor vehicle travel visiting clients, attending different workplaces, for training, or to competitions (where the prizes won would be part of income, or where coaching staff).
- Phone and internet – work %.
- Computers, tools and equipment – includes massage equipment.
- Overnight travel expenses attending conferences, seminars, training courses, and industry promotions – includes airfares, accommodation, meals, and incidentals.
- Compulsory work uniform branded with the employers logo.
- Self-education courses.
- Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions.
- Overtime meals – if paid a meal allowance under an industrial award.
- Magazines and books related to massaging, sales, customer service, and management.
- Home office running expenses.
- Grooming including hairdressing, cosmetics, hair and skin care products.
- Membership joining fees.
Tax Strategies we can assist you with.
Self education expenses
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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