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Can I claim for my own training costs?

Posted 2 May 2016 under Tax Questions



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No: says:
17 April 2016 at 13:08

If I was un-employed for a specific tax year, and attended various technical courses, at approved Training Centres affiliated with Merseta, for artisan courses, can I claim a certain percentage for the costs of these training courses?
That is to say, I paid for these courses, and invested with my own money?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
18 April 2016 at 11:25

Were these courses to upskill yourself or part of your keeping up with the industry practices?


No: says:
23 April 2016 at 14:44

Both, to upskill myself, and I also believe and agree to keep up with industry practices.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
24 April 2016 at 19:19

You would have to identify whether the costs were merely to improve knowledge, like a degree or diploma, or something like a day course which is short and is just a top up for training. The latter would be deductible.


No: says:
27 April 2016 at 16:21

The training is for professional continuos development, in both artisan and engineer fields.

What source code would I use for this to be tax deductible?


No: says:
29 April 2016 at 13:17

Please can you tell me what source code to use for these costs?

Thank you


TaxTimTaxTim says:
2 May 2016 at 18:24

If you earned income during that period then you would complete the Local Business Income Section of the tax return and include these deductions there, there is no specific source code.


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