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Can I claim tax back on extra expenses related to my job?

Posted 3 September 2015 under Tax Questions



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Nathan says:
2 September 2015 at 8:35

Say I am a teacher. A lot of teachers use their after-tax salary to pay for paper, pens, printing (etc) for school purposes. Is there a way to claim tax back since it is a work expense?
In this case, the school does not refund the money.

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
2 September 2015 at 11:36

Is your teacher's salary your only income?


Nathan says:
3 September 2015 at 8:12

Yes, it is.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
3 September 2015 at 10:55

Unfortunately, you won't be able to claim this expenditure as a deduction. There are limited expense deductions allowable for salaried employees.
It would be best to motivate for the school to reimburse you for these purchases.


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