Australian defence force personnel are able to claim work related deductions as long as they are not incurred in the process of earning tax exempt income. Check with your employer to ensure if your income is tax exempt or not.
Make sure you keep evidence of your claims such as receipts, written evidence etc. on the top of normal work deductions, there are few deductions that can be specifically claim by defence force employees.
Depending on your personal circumstances, you might be eligible to claim for the below allowances:
Compulsory mess subscriptions related to work activities can be claimed as a work deduction however you are not allowed to claim a deduction for attending compulsory/non-compulsory mess functions.
In some circumstances you might be able to claim the cost for Physical Training Fees.
Contact one of our expert accountants Lynbrook & tax agents Lynbrook on 1300 300 106 to find out what you can claim this tax period.