We have listed down some examples of expenses that you have incurred while working as a cleaner that might be claimed as Tax Deductions.
Work-related clothing expenses
If you wear a uniform for work with the company logo on it, it can be tax deductible (if you paid for it). You can claim laundry expenses for it as well maximum up to $150 without receipts). If you have purchased any protective clothing, that is an eligible expense and can be deducted. Examples of protective clothing include rubber gloves or non-slip shoes and steel-capped boots.
Any work-related tools or equipment that you use for cleaning can be claimed as a deduction! If you have purchased your own cleaning supplies such as cleaning tools or any chemicals that you might use for work. If the tools/equipment cost more than $300, you would have to calculate the decline-in-value (depreciation) amount that can be claimed for the year.
Motor Vehicle/Public Transport Expenses
If you visit clients or pick up equipment/supplies for your job, the cost of your motor vehicle/public transport expenses are deductible. Do note that driving/public transport cost from home to your workplace and vice-versa is not a deductible expense. However, if you use your car for both work and personal usage, you need to calculate how much of your usage is for work purposes, either through a logbook or the cents per kilometre method.
Any donations made to eligible charities of more than $2 are deductible, so keep the receipt if you have done the donation and that organization is registered with DGR.
If you have paid for union fees that it is tax-deductible. Most unions and associations send statements of the fees or subscriptions paid to their members.
Any accounting fees (including using a Tax Agent) are deductible. So, why would you do it yourself! Let a tax professional handle all your tax matters.
If you are a Sole Trader:
Work-related Equipment/Tools Changes to the instant asset write-off means you can claim the full amount for any single asset you purchased prior to 12 March 2020 up to $30,000 and $150,000 till 30 June 2021.
Any fees that you have incurred for operating a bank account related to the business are tax-deductible.
Any insurance expenses that you have incurred for your business such as public liability insurance are tax-deductible. Income protection insurance is also tax-deductible.
Any advertising expenses that you have incurred for your business are tax-deductible.