Tax time – apprentice resource kit

Do you know what you can and can’t claim during tax time?

Lodging your tax return is easy with the ATO’s work-related expenses guide for apprentices.

When completing your tax return, you may be able to claim deductions for some work-related expenses.

To claim a work-related deduction:

  • you must have spent the money yourself and weren’t reimbursed
  • it must directly relate to earning your income
  • you must have a record to prove it.

If the expense was for both work and private purposes, you can only claim a deduction for the work-related portion. Common deductions for apprentices can include:

  • car expenses
  • clothing, and tools and equipment expenses
  • self-education expenses

Remember to report all income in your tax return and remove any portion of your expense that is not work-related.

For more information, or to download the guides available for specific occupations, visit www.ato.gov.au/occupation21

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