Being a teacher is one of the most common occupations in Australia. According the Australian Bureau of Statistics there are over 280,000 teachers in Australia.
Because of this, the ATO now publishes some guidelines on some of the most common tax deductions a teacher can claim.
Here are some ideas for teachers’ claims:
- Car expenses – do your drive to excursions and camp, professional development days or between schools? If you do, write down the number of kilometres you travel as this is tax deductable.
- Home office expenses – do you work from home? If you do, you will be able to claim 45 cents per hour for electricity costs.
- Computers and internet – if you work from home and use a personal computer and internet you will be able to claim a percentage of these costs.
- Sunglasses and sun protection used when working outside
- Excursion expenses
- Teachers registration
- Union fees
- Classroom supplies and teaching aids
- Self-education costs – if you completing further education related to your teaching role.
Click on the link below if you want a more in-depth explanation on the deductions, or contact our office to discuss your individual situation.