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Can I deduct my uniform cost from my taxable income?

Posted 13 July 2013 under Tax Q&A


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I am a nurse and are required to wear a prescribed uniform and pay an annual fee for a practicing license. I do not get an allowance for either and have to pay for my own uniform and annual practicing license. Can I deduct these expenses from my taxable income?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
15 July 2013 at 13:10

You would not be able to deduct the license fee or uniform expenses unfortunately, you should ask the employer to provide you with a uniform allowance. In this way you will be taxed at your marginal tax rate, but won't have to pay for the uniform yourself which is a saving of at least 60%.


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