Worried you’re missing part of your refund? Remember, the low and middle income tax offset isn’t a refund on its own – it’s used to offset (or reduce) the amount of tax you pay. The offset amount you may be entitled to is automatically applied and could range between $255-$1080, depending on things like your taxable income and how much tax you’ve paid.
I'm rent a unit, get rent assistance from Centrelink (in addition to the family tax benefit) and use one of the rooms as a home office for a contract remote job.
Can I still deduct part of my rent as occupancy expenses for the home office, if yes - does it affect deduction amount (total rent X fraction of total floor area for the home office X fraction of the year I'm working) ?