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Tax Deductions for Nurses

October 26th, 2013

Tax Deductions Nurses

TAX DEDUCTIONS FOR NURSES

 

As nurses are forced to do more professional development hours to keep up their nursing qualifications, the list of tax deductions for nurses is getting longer.  If you’re a nurse in Australia, then I suggest you check over the following list of most common missed tax deductions to make sure you’re getting it right.

 

Tax Deduction for Internet

Nurses can claim home internet for studying, working and maintaining professional development hours at home.  For further details on the records you need to keep to make this claim refer to my article on Claiming Home Internet as a Tax Deduction.

 Tax Deduction for Home Office at 34c per Hour

If you study, work or maintain professional development hours at home then you can claim 34c per hour to cover your gas, electricity and furniture depreciation.  To make this claim you don’t need to have a separate home office.  You just need to be working in a room in the house at a time when other family members are not present.  

For substantiation purposes, you will need to keep a diary for 4 weeks recording all the hours you were doing work related tasks.  The number of hours you come up with over that 4 week period can be used as a basis for the rest of the year.  The ATO has a great calculator for working out this claim.  You can find it here at the Australian Taxation Office website

 Tax Deduction for iPads and Laptops

If you study, work or maintain professional development hours for your job, then you can claim an iPad and laptop.  This claim is increasing in popularity as Nurses look for ways that they can do their PD hours without being stuck in the house.  An iPad can go away with the family for weekends allowing Nurses to catch up on their PD hours while still enjoying family time.  It is certainly not unusual for a nurse to have both an iPad and a laptop for this very reason.  For information on the records you need to keep to substantiate this claim see my article on Claiming Home Internet as a Tax Deduction

 Tax Deduction for Stationery

If you study, work or maintain professional development hours then you can also claim any stationery that you purchase.  This includes things like printer cartridges, paper, books, pens, USB and any other stationery purchased in relation to your work.

 If you didn’t keep receipts for many of these things you may still be able to claim them.  Check out my article Do you Know you Don’t Need a Receipt for every Tax Deduction you Want to Claim.

 

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