Occupation and industry specific guides to use for tax returns

Income and allowances to declare and the expenses you can claim a deduction for in your occupation or industry.

Using our guides

Our occupation and industry guides help you to complete your tax return, use these guides to:

  • work out what income and allowances to declare
  • check if you can or can‚Äôt claim work-related expenses as a deduction
  • find out what records you need to keep.

To claim a deduction for work-related expenses, you must meet the 3 golden rules:

  1. You must have spent the money and you weren’t reimbursed.
  2. The expense must directly relate to earning your income.
  3. You must keep records that show you incur the expense (usually a receipt).

Our guides

We tailor our occupation and industry specific guides to address common expense claims we see as deductions in your occupation or industry. Use the table below to access either:

  • the complete occupation or industry guide including income, expenses, record keeping and examples
    • select the link in the left column of the table
    • read the content online
  • the PDF summary of common work-related expenses for your occupation or industry, you can
    • select the link in the right column of the table to open the PDF
    • download as a PDF.
Table: Occupation guides and summary PDF posters
Occupation and industry guides Deduction summary ‚Äď PDF download
Adult industry workers Not available
Agricultural workers Agricultural industry (PDF, 448KB)This link will download a file
Apprentices and trainees Apprentice (PDF, 443KB)This link will download a file
Australian Defence Force members ADF members (PDF, 569KB)This link will download a file
Building and construction employees Building and construction worker (PDF, 389KB)This link will download a file
Bus drivers Bus driver (PDF, 436KB)This link will download a file
Call centre operators Call centre operator (PDF, 416KB)This link will download a file
Cleaners Cleaner (PDF, 405KB)This link will download a file
Community support workers and direct carers Community support worker and direct carer (PDF, 427KB)This link will download a file
Doctor, specialist or other medical professional Doctor, specialist or other medical professional (PDF, 420KB)This link will download a file
Engineers Engineer (PDF, 423KB)This link will download a file
Factory workers Factory worker (PDF, 458KB)This link will download a file
Fire fighters Fire fighter (PDF, 399KB)This link will download a file
Fitness and sporting industry employees Fitness or sporting industry employees (PDF, 375KB)This link will download a file
Flight crew Flight attendant (PDF, 423KB)This link will download a file
Gaming attendants Gaming attendant (PDF, 369KB)This link will download a file
Guards and security employees Security industry (PDF, 495KB)This link will download a file
Hairdressers and beauty professionals Hairdresser and beauty therapist (PDF, 432KB)This link will download a file
Hospitality industry employees Hospitality worker (PDF, 426KB)This link will download a file
IT professionals IT professional (PDF, 393KB)This link will download a file
Lawyers Lawyer (PDF, 434KB)This link will download a file
Meat workers Meat processing worker (PDF, 443KB)This link will download a file
Media professionals Media professional (PDF, 438KB)This link will download a file
Mining site employees Miners (PDF, 429KB)This link will download a file
Nurses and midwives Nurse or midwife (PDF, 440KB)This link will download a file
Office workers Office worker (PDF, 467KB)This link will download a file

Public servant (PDF, 395KB)This link will download a file

Paramedics Paramedic (PDF, 457KB)This link will download a file
Performing artists Performing artist (PDF, 434KB)This link will download a file
Pilots Pilot (PDF, 399KB)This link will download a file
Police Police officer (PDF, 427KB)This link will download a file
Professional sportsperson Not available
Real estate employees Real estate employees (PDF, 482KB)This link will download a file
Recruitment consultants Recruitment consultant (PDF, 425KB)This link will download a file
Retail industry workers Retail industry worker (PDF, 428KB)This link will download a file
Sales and marketing Sales and marketing (PDF, 449KB)This link will download a file
Teachers and education professionals Teacher (PDF, 427KB)This link will download a file
Tradesperson Tradesperson (Tradies) (PDF, 415KB)This link will download a file
Train drivers Train driver (PDF, 413KB)This link will download a file
Travel agent employees Travel agent (PDF, 450KB)This link will download a file
Truck drivers Truck driver (PDF, 466KB)This link will download a file

Information in other languages

A summary of the common work-related expenses for your occupation or industry may be available in your language:

  • Select your language from the¬†other languages‚Äô homepage.
  • Select the heading¬†Individuals.
  • Check the list, to see if a deductions summary for your occupation or industry is available.

 

 

QC72193 ‚Äď Last updated¬†24 June 2024

https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals-and-families/income-deductions-offsets-and-records/deductions-you-can-claim/occupation-and-industry-specific-guides

 

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