June 18, 2019

A more detailed look at the various expenses noted in the previous blog include :

Work-related clothing – you can claim for protective clothing, uniforms,

Occupation specific clothing, and laundering and dry cleaning of these items.

You can claim for client specific expen...

June 11, 2019

The ATO has just published the claims that they will take an interest in for the 2019 financial year.

The work related expenses which are the usual claims for truck drivers include :

  • Claims for work related clothing 

  • Overtime meal claims 

  • Union Fees and Sub...

June 5, 2019

Further to my previous blog, I had another driver give me a call and explain what happened to him and his mates – all 6 of them.  They all went to the same tax agent and they all received large refunds and sure enough they all were audited and they all had to pay back...

May 27, 2019

I had a very interesting phone call from a truck driver today, he asked me to complete his 2018 income tax return and he explained to me that a previous tax agent had put him in a serious spot of bother. The previous tax agent had made some over the top claims for the...

June 22, 2018

With the end of the financial year a little over a week away it is worthwhile just confirming some of the usual claims that can be made and some that may not be as common.

Meal Expenses – per previous Blogs

Car Expenses – to and from work are claimable providing you are...

June 13, 2018

Coming up to the end of the financial year, I again have received various queries about what expenses for meals can be claimed while away from home. The usual discussion I have with truck drivers is, how much can be claimed while away. 

Drivers often argue with me that...

May 29, 2018

Another tax year is just about to close so it is worthwhile confirming what the ATO will allow for reasonable amounts for travelling expenses while away from home.

Initially on the 3rd of July 2017, the ATO reduced the claim for travel expenses to $ 55-30 per night that...

July 31, 2017

From 1 July, 2017 the ATO has slashed the amount a driver can claim for reasonable travel expenses from $97.40 per day to $55.30 per day.  This will have a serious impact for drivers whose employers pay an allowance greater than the $55.30 reasonable travel expense....

July 14, 2017

For the 2017 financial year the reasonable amounts for daily travel allowance expenses, according to salary levels, are $97.40 per day for an annual salary of $117,450.00 and below.

For an annual salary of more than $117,451.00 the amount is $106.20 per day.

Please note...

July 6, 2017

Expenditure on work related clothing and laundry thereof is tax deductible provided the clothing is used specifically in connection with the earning of your assessable income.  

The clothing must not be conventional clothing just used for your work as a truck driver,


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