Tax deductions for pilots
Pilots fly aeroplanes to transport passengers, mail and freight or provide agricultural, or aerial surveillance.
Average weekly pay: $6,000
Employment size: 13,200
Future growth: Decline
Skill level Bachelor degree or higher
Typical tax deductions include:
- Overnight travel expenses including meals, drinks and incidentals – these will be deductible if incurred, receipted, and not reimbursed.
- Motor vehicle travel between workplaces or for training purposes.
- Phone and internet – work %.
- Cost of anti-glare glasses used to combat the harsh working conditions inside a cockpit.
- Premiums paid for salary guarantee and loss of licence insurance.
- Medical examination costs associated with the renewal of work-related business licences.
- Home office running expenses.
- Courses, seminars and self-education expenses.
- Computers, tools and equipment – includes travel bags, overnight bags, suit packs, suitcases and luggage trolleys.
- Rehydrating moisturiser and rehydrating hair conditioner when used to combat the drying effects of the aircraft cabin pressure.
- Union fees, licences, registrations and subscriptions.
- Compulsory work uniform branded with the employers logo.
- The cost of buying timepieces or watches.
- The cost of transporting luggage to the airport.
- Prescription glasses and contact lenses.
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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