Many employees are entitled to claim deductions in their tax returns for work related expenses, but there are some common misconceptions about exactly what can be claimed.
There are three golden rules for claiming work related expenses. Employees must:
- have spent the money themselves and not been reimbursed
- ensure the expense is directly related to earning their income
- have a record to prove their claim.
The ATO will closely monitor work related expense claims for unusual patterns related to specific employers. They may contact you directly to verify certain information about what expenses your employees are entitled to claim.