Do you travel for work purposes and not sure what you can claim, read further to find out what constitutes as work related travel.
Carrying bulky tools & equipment: You can claim the car expenses if you need to carry bulky tools & equipment with you to work and can prove that it is essential to transport the equipment and there is no secure area at your workplace. This specially applies to trades people who carry heavy tool kits with them to work.
Work related travel expense can also include cost of travel for one work place to another work place which can be a second job or alternative workplace.
Travel form home to an alternative work place such as a job site can also be claimed as work related travel.
If you have a shifting work place i.e. you work at more than one place each day – in this case you will be entitled to claim the cost of travelling.
Parking expenses can be claimed in the following situations:
When you are travelling between two places of work.
When you are travelling to a place of education provided the self-education expenses are work related.
In the normal course of travel when you are transporting bulky equipment in your vehicle.
You are allowed a deduction for the travel expenses when you sleep away from home for one or more nights provided your employer requires you to travel to a worksite and you have incurred the expenses.
Travel expenses can include meals, accommodation, incidentals, airfares, buses, taxi etc.
Call one of our expert accountants Cranbourne and tax agents Cranbourne on 1300 300 106 to find out what you can claim on your tax returns this year.