The most common questions we get asked around tax are about what individuals and businesses are able to claim, so we’ve compiled this list of resources to help.

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Individuals

General information about work related deductions – https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Deductions-you-can-claim/

Occupation and Industry Specific Deductions – https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Occupation-and-industry-specific-guides/

Motor vehicle expenses and log books – https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/income-and-deductions/deductions-you-can-claim/vehicle-and-travel-expenses/car-expenses/

Travel expenses – https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/income-and-deductions/deductions-you-can-claim/vehicle-and-travel-expenses/other-travel-expenses/

Travel expenses when you receive a travel allowance – https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Deductions-you-can-claim/Vehicle-and-travel-expenses/Accommodation-expenses-when-travelling-for-work/

Clothing and Laundry – https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/income-and-deductions/deductions-you-can-claim/clothing,-laundry-and-dry-cleaning-expenses/

Self-education expenses – https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/income-and-deductions/deductions-you-can-claim/self-education-expenses/

Tools and equipment – https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/income-and-deductions/deductions-you-can-claim/tools,-equipment-and-other-assets/

Home Office Expenses generally – https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/income-and-deductions/deductions-you-can-claim/home-office-expenses/

Home Office Expenses during Covid-19 – https://www.ato.gov.au/General/COVID-19/Support-for-individuals-and-employees/Employees-working-from-home/

Home phone and internet expenses – https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Deductions-you-can-claim/Other-work-related-deductions/Claiming-mobile-phone,-internet-and-home-phone-expenses/

Personal Superannuation Contributions – https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Deductions-you-can-claim/Other-deductions/Personal-super-contributions/

Donations and Gifts – https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Deductions-you-can-claim/Other-deductions/Gifts-and-donations/

Deductions relating to interest and dividends received – https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Deductions-you-can-claim/Other-deductions/Interest,-dividend-and-other-investment-income-deductions/

Income Protection Insurance – https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Deductions-you-can-claim/Other-deductions/Income-protection-insurance/

Rental Property Expenses – https://www.ato.gov.au/General/Property/Residential-rental-properties/Rental-expenses-you-can-claim-now/

Records you need to keep – https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Records-you-need-to-keep/

 

Businesses

General information about business tax deductions – https://www.ato.gov.au/business/income-and-deductions-for-business/deductions/

Trading stock – https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Income-and-deductions-for-business/Accounting-for-trading-stock/

Bad debt – https://iknow.cch.com.au/topic/tlp1641/overview/bad-debts

Motor vehicle deductions – https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Income-and-deductions-for-business/Deductions/Deductions-for-motor-vehicle-expenses/

Home-based businesses – https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Income-and-deductions-for-business/Deductions/Deductions-for-home-based-business-expenses/

Travel expenses (other than motor vehicle expenses) – https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Income-and-deductions-for-business/Deductions/Deductions-for-travel-expenses/

Salary, wages and super – general https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Income-and-deductions-for-business/Deductions/Deductions-for-salaries,-wages-and-super/

Salary, wages and super – non compliant payments https://www.ato.gov.au/general/gen/removing-tax-deductibility-of-non-compliant-payments/

Salary, wages and super – paying super contributions https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Super-for-employers/Paying-super-contributions/

Repairs and maintenance – https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Income-and-deductions-for-business/Deductions/Deductions-for-repairs,-maintenance-and-replacement-expenses/

Instant asset write off for plant and equipment – https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Depreciation-and-capital-expenses-and-allowances/Simpler-depreciation-for-small-business/Instant-asset-write-off/

Record keeping for businesses, for tax purposes – https://www.ato.gov.au/business/record-keeping-for-business/index—record-keeping-for-business/

 

Still got questions about what you can claim?

If you’re still unsure about what you can claim and would like some assistance, book in a professional consultation with one of our experienced team who will be able to help.