Posted in Planning
on 8 July 2013
If you carry on all or part of your employment activities from home, then you may be eligible to claim a portion of your expenses as a tax deduction.
Ideally, you should have a room set aside as a home office. The area must be clearly identifiable as a place of work and used almost exclusively for work purposes.
The expenses you can claim are:
Heating, cooling and lighting
Decline in value (depreciation) of home office furniture and fittings
on 8 July 2013
If you use your car for work you are entitled to claim the costs of using your car to do your job as a tax deduction.
You can claim motor vehicle expenses for travel between:
Your workplace and an alternative workplace (eg. a clients property, place of training etc.)
An alternative workplace and another alternative workplace (eg. one client’s property to another)
Two separate work places (eg. when you have a second job)
To and from work when you hav...
on 1 July 2013
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It provides a benchmark of your progress.
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on 27 June 2013
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on 26 June 2013
What does this mean for you?
As part of the 2013-14 Budget the Government announced that it will gradually phase out the Net Medical Expenses Tax Offset (NMETO) with a "use it or lose it" system.
This will mean if you do not claim the NMETO in your 2012-13 tax return, you will not be eligible for the offset in any future year.
If you received the NMETO in your 2012-13 tax return, you will be eligible to receive the offset for all eligible out-of-pocket...