Tax deductions for nurses
Nurses provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other healthcare facilities, and in the community.
Average weekly pay: $1,480
Employment size: 253,800
Future growth: Very strong
Skill level Bachelor Degree or 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 work-related medical equipment.
- Motor vehicle travel between hospitals, clinics, and visiting patients.
- Phone and internet – work %.
- Overnight travel expenses attending medical conferences, seminars, and training courses – includes airfares, accommodation, meals, and incidentals.
- Compulsory work uniform – includes non-slip nurse’s shoes, stockings, vests and cardigans, aprons and lab coats.
- Overtime meals – if paid a meal allowance under an Industrial Award.
- Self-education expenses – must be related to the current job.
- Magazines, books and journals related to health and medicine.
- Agency commissions and agency fees.
- Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions.
- Computers, tools and equipment – includes fob watches, iPad, laptop, stethoscope, etc.
- Home office running expenses.
- Handbags, briefcases, and satchels.
- Upfront fees, joining fees or search fees paid to a nursing agency.
- Ordinary wristwatches.
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
Handbags, briefcases and satchels
Overnight travel expenses
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