Attention to detail makes a big impact, but of course, as a beauty therapist you’d already know that. The same logic applies to your tax return. If you save every little bit and deduct everything you’re entitled to, the return can be massive. What are the details though, and what are you taxed against?
When it comes down to it, there are three main criteria that qualifies an expense for tax deduction, which is calculated against your income:
- You must have spent the money
- It must be related to your job
- You must have a record to prove it
However, this in itself can be hard to understand. What constitutes an expense as “related” to your job? Here is what defines your taxable income, and a list of expenses that you as a beauty therapist can deduct on your next tax return online.
What Is Your Taxable Income
Your taxable income is money generated from your employer or your work. Your taxable income also includes:
- PAYG summaries
- Pensions and government allowances
- Interest earned (banks etc)
- Rental property income
- Business income
- Other income earned (capital gains etc)
Tax Deductible Expenses for a Beauty Therapist
Beauty Therapist Specific
- Purchasing of any beauty therapist uniforms
- Expense to clean/laundry your beauty therapist uniform
- Protective clothing for beauty therapists, such as masks and gloves
- Purchase of equipment and tools such as scissors, blow dryers and hair straighteners and other equipment (up to $300)
- Depreciation of tools and equipment over $300
- The repair and maintenance of work related equipment
- Interest on loans taken out for work expenses
- Self-education and courses, such as beauty therapist courses
- Fees from joining a union/other similar organisations
- Beauty subscriptions and magazines
- Travel expenses if work related (conferences etc)
- Motor vehicle expenses associated with conferences, learning and purchasing of equipment
- Car expenses and general wear (estimated Km or a logbook with all expense items)
- Travel expenses for your work (flights, taxis and trains etc)
- Accommodation needed on work reasons (including meals)
- Phone bills for work
- Work related computing
- Working from home costs
- Tax return fees dating to the year previous
- Rental expense (if you are renting)
- Charity donations and gifts
- Sun protection (if you have to work outside)
Maximising Your Tax Return With An Online Tax Service
There will be more you can deduct that isn’t on this list. Tax deductions are not only industry specific, but also change from individual to individual.
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