tax essentials for long haul truck drivers 2015 - part 2

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  1. 1. TAX ESSENTIALS FOR LONG HAUL TRUCK DRIVERS (2015 EDITION) PART TWO nationalheavyhaulage.com.au
  2. 2. IN PART ONE... In Part One, we explained when you can make a claim, explored the aspects of good record keeping, and began a list of important tax deductions. In this article, we identity the remaining truck driver tax deductions so that youre 100% informed and can get the best from your tax return. Tax essentials for long haul truck drivers (2015 Edition) Part Two
  3. 3. TRAINING Whether it be work-related training (e.g. first aid, OH&S, driver safety etc) or self-education courses that relate to your current work, there are many expenses that are tax deductible. Course fees (not including HECS/HELP fees) Books and stationery Internet connection Phone calls Travel to and from the course Tax essentials for long haul truck drivers (2015 Edition) Part Two
  4. 4. ELECTRONICS Electronics are becoming an integral part of our lives. The caveat here is work-related. Here are a few examples of items that may be tax deductible, but remember to check with your accountant. GPS inc map updates Hands-free Power boosters Portable fridge Mobile phone Tax essentials for long haul truck drivers (2015 Edition) Part Two
  5. 5. OFFICE SUPPLIES Every little bit helps and thats why you shouldnt forget to claim for these office incidentals. Calculator Log books Notebooks Pens and pencils Clipboard Maps Tax essentials for long haul truck drivers (2015 Edition) Part Two
  6. 6. ADMINISTRATIVE FEES Truck drivers have all sorts of administrative and operational fees that can tally into the hundreds even thousands of dollars. Annual membership fees & union fees Licence fees/renewal (not including normal drivers licence) Work-related books, magazines and journals Work-related mobile or home phone calls (journal must be kept or at least one month) Work-related internet connection fees Tax essentials for long haul truck drivers (2015 Edition) Part Two
  7. 7. MORE ADMINISTRATIVE FEES Bank fees Income protection or accident insurance Accountant fees, plus travel (parking, km, meals and accommodation if overnight) Tax essentials for long haul truck drivers (2015 Edition) Part Two
  8. 8. MISCELLANEOUS SUPPLIES This is for all the little creature comforts that make life on the road endurable. Many are tax deductible. Ice Fly swatter/insect repellent Alarm clock Bedding Cab curtains First aid supplies Tax essentials for long haul truck drivers (2015 Edition) Part Two
  9. 9. www.nationalheavyhaulage.com.au

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