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 fo