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Hi all, could appreciate some advice. I began a new job in the last week of june resulting in my pay being paid on the 2nd of July. They have given me a tax summary however i noticed it is dated 01/07/2019 to 28/07/2019. with the statement saying "year to date" and not "tax ready" I had to buy protective clothing to begin my job in june all of which the receipt dates are for the financial year 2018-2019. so basically my question is can i claim my protective clothing this financial year?
Claim them in the 2018/19 return, as long as they were bought after you were contracted. the law is about expenses being incurred to do your job, they dont necessarily have to be expended in the same year as the income. If you had no (or under 18200) income in 2018/19 then the deduction is probably wasted, but hey you've got a job! Pretty sure you couldnt claim them in a later year