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Deduction for relief teachers

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Quick question stemming from a conversation the other day - relief teachers are basically forced to join a temp agency as most schools farm out casual relief teaching work to agencies to be filled by staff on their books. As such, can a relief teacher claim the 'commission' from their pay (ie: amount skimmed from hourly EBA amount payed to agency for teacher's work and amount finally paid to relief teacher by agency) as a deduction for a cost incurred for doing business? I am aware performers can claim fees payed to their agents - is this arrangement viewed as similar?
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Hi @D4mo77,

 

Welcome to our Community!

 

Generally, you can claim a deduction for expenses you've incurred that directly relate to you earning your income, where you have incurred the expense yourself, you haven't been reimbursed and you have a record to provide it.

 

You can find helpful information on deductions for specific industries and occupations and Teachers - claiming work-related expenses on our website. There may be other deductions you can claim that are not included in this publication. When you sign your tax return, you are declaring that everything you have told us is true and you can support your claims with written evidence.

 

If you have further questions, you can phone us on 13 28 61 between 8am - 6pm, Monday to Friday to speak with an operator.

 

Thanks, JodieH.

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Taxicorn

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As long as this is highlighted somewhere (Payment Summary).

 

You should be able to make a claim for it as it is required to work.

 

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Hi @D4mo77,

 

Welcome to our Community!

 

Generally, you can claim a deduction for expenses you've incurred that directly relate to you earning your income, where you have incurred the expense yourself, you haven't been reimbursed and you have a record to provide it.

 

You can find helpful information on deductions for specific industries and occupations and Teachers - claiming work-related expenses on our website. There may be other deductions you can claim that are not included in this publication. When you sign your tax return, you are declaring that everything you have told us is true and you can support your claims with written evidence.

 

If you have further questions, you can phone us on 13 28 61 between 8am - 6pm, Monday to Friday to speak with an operator.

 

Thanks, JodieH.