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I need a HR licence for my job as a farm hand. Are lessons tax deductible and is the examination tax deductible?
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They are if you are employed by the company that they require you to have it.

 

If you are getting it for a new job then it is not.

 

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Taxicorn

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They are if you are employed by the company that they require you to have it.

 

If you are getting it for a new job then it is not.

 

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You're entitled to claim deductions for some expenses, most of which are directly related to earning your income.

To claim a work-related deduction:

  • you must have spent the money yourself and weren't reimbursed
  • it must directly relate to earning your income
  • you must have a record to prove it.

If the expense was for both work and private purposes, you can only claim a deduction for the work-related portion. Work expenses reimbursed to you by your employer are not deductible.

 

Please see https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Deductions-you-can-claim/ for more information.

 

If you are hired in a specific occupation, the ATO may also have guides that may assist you. I note truck drivers; while not your specific occupation does have a guide that may be of use to you:

https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/In-detail/Occupation-and-industry-specific-...

 

This has a section explicitly for your drivers license:

https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/In-detail/Occupation-and-industry-specific-...

 

I hope this assists.

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