Top 4 Tax Deductions that Most People Miss


Tax returns are complicated. There are many things that you can and can’t claim.

Work-related expenses are one category of deductions that can be claimed. They are the most common way to increase your tax refund. The more that you are able to claim, the better outcome you will be able to achieve.

Let’s have a look into the Top 4 Tax Deductions that Most People Miss:

1. Car Expenses


You may claim expenses for your car if you use it for work. This includes:

  • Travelling to meetings
  • Travelling between workplaces
  • Travelling to clients’ premises
  • Transporting goods and other items

2. Travel Expenses


If you travel around Victoria, interstate or overseas for work, you may claim these expenses:

  • Car hire/taxi fares
  • Accommodation
  • Flights and transfers
  • Meals and food while travelling

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3. Uniforms and
Protective clothing


Some workplaces require their staff to wear a uniform. Or if you’re a tradie, you will be required to wear steel capped boots, heavy duty protective clothing and other items. You could claim:

  • Uniform
  • Laundry
  • Protective shoes or non-slip shoes
  • Safety equipment and protective clothing
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen.

4. Education Expense


Sometimes you take on additional study and courses to upskill and be eligible for a promotion or raise. You could claim:

  • Seminars/Conferences
  • Short and long courses
  • Reading materials and books
  • Studying from home and its related costs like internet, computers etc.
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen.

Above are the Top 4 Tax Deductions that Most People Miss. And there are some others that people miss too. Here, I am giving you a quick view on them.

5. Other Expenses

Other Expences There are also a plethora of other expenses that can be claimed.  Whether they are deductible is dependent on  the job that you perform. Some examples are:



  • Union fees and memberships
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Stationery
  • Journals, books etc
  • Phone costs
  • Internet costs
  • Computer expenses
  • And any other expenses that are directly related to you performing your job and earning income.


I have shared with you the Top 4 Tax Deductions that Most People Miss. I hope that this article can help you better understand what you can claim to increase your tax refund.

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