When it comes to any work related expenses claim it must meet certain criteria –

  •  You must have spent the money yourself and weren’t reimbursed
  •  It must be directly related to earning your income
  • You must have a record to prove it

Also note that you can only claim the work-related part of expenses. You can’t claim a deduction for any part of the expense that relates to personal use.

Car, clothing and self-education expenses may be able to be claimed if you meet certain criteria, teachers can also sometimes claim home office expenses.

Can I Claim Home Office Expenses as a Teacher?

You can claim a percentage of the running costs of your home office if you have to work from home, including depreciation of office equipment, work-related phone calls and internet access charges as well as electricity for heating, cooling and lighting costs.

If you are required to purchase equipment for your work and it costs more than $300 you can claim a deduction for this cost spread over a numb