Tax deductions for nursing support and personal care workers
Nursing support and personal care workers provide assistance, support and direct care to patients in a variety of health, welfare and community settings.
Average weekly pay: $900
Employment size: 92,700
Future growth: Strong
Skill level Certificate II or III
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 uniforms -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 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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