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9 July 202009:50 PM - edited 9 July 202009:52 PM
While working as a pharmacy assistant, I'm also studying a Bachelor of Pharmacy at uni, and I was wondering if this job is related enough to my studies to be able to count my uni expenses (books etc) as work-related tax deductions.
Self-education expenses can be great tax deductions for uni students. The ATO won't allow tax deductions if the subject of your education is not directly linked to your current employment. ... You can show that your course, qualification or degree can lead to an increase in income within your current employment.
I don’t entirely know what a pharmacy assistant does, however being an actual pharmacist is a different job so I wouldn’t consider you eligible to claim self education expenses. For example, a nurse could not claim self education to become a doctor. Both in the medical field but different jobs.