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Academic books - deductible?

Posted 25 April 2014 under Tax Q&A


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Can I claim deduction for academic books I buy? I am an academic employed by an institution. I need the books to do my job but my institution does not pay for books.

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
28 April 2014 at 9:37

Provided you purchase these books as textbooks for work purposes you will be able to claim them as a deduction for wear and tear and write them off over 3 years. If the cost of the textbooks is less than R7000 then you will be able to write the total off in one year and not over three.


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