While most health products aren’t tax deductible, there are a few exceptions worth knowing about. Finance expert and Officeworks spokesperson Justine Davies says, “The basic rule of thumb is that for something to be a work-related expenses (and therefore a tax deduction), you have to be able to prove it’s a necessary part of your employment.”
Here, Davies suggests products to consider – just make sure you check with your accountant or the tax office before filing your claim. Tax-deductible if… you’re the designated first-aid person in your workplace and need to do training. Tax-deductible if… you work in a harsh environment and it’s essential that you maintain a wellgroomed and well-presented image for your job (think airline cabin crew, rather than construction workers). Tax-deductible if… you work as a professional dancer or performer, or in the adult industry, in cases where dance ance lessons can help to maintain or improve mprove the dance skills you use as s part of your job. Tax-deductible ctible if… you’re a truck driver. ver. Depreciation on the cost of a portable fridge is a tax deduction for long-haul drivers if it’s used for the storage of food and drink while on work-related travel.
Tax-deductible if… you have tomaintainto maintain a very high level of fitness for work (think personal trainers or special armed forces). Wearable tech is a new area in tax terms, so talk to your accountant before
making a claim. Tax-deductible if… they form part of a distinctive compulsory uniform and must be worn while on duty or you can show that having a very high degree of fitness is essential to your job.
the nature of your work means working in the sun for all or part of the day and you use these items to protect yourself from the sun during that time.
Still not done your tax return? Before you run out of time, find nd out if you can be reimbursed for your runners or claim for that dance nce class Tax-deductible if…