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My job occasionally requires me to travel between head office and client locations.
I almost always take public transportation. I only just found out that I may be able to claim this back. However, I don't have the Opal card that has most of my trips. Am I able to claim back our public transport through a "log book" type approach?

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Hi @Pmotto,

 

Welcome to our Community!

 

If you travel from your normal workplace to an alternative workplace that's not a regular workplace, you may be able to claim the cost of travelling if:

  • you incurred the expense yourself and you weren't reimbursed,
  • the travel directly related to you earning your income, and
  • you have a record to prove it.

If the claim is more than $300, you must have written evidence to prove your claim. Evidence can be in a written or electronic form and can be:

  • bank and other financial institution statements
  • credit card statements
  • BPAY reference numbers, often called receipt or transaction numbers
  • email receipts
  • a PAYG payment summary-individual non business, for example, this may show the client's union fees
  • copies of documents must be a true and clear copy of the original document, or
  • evidence which has been recorded by the client for expenses of $10 each or less, providing the total of these amounts is not more than $200 or if they have been unable to obtain written evidence, for example toll or parking fees where clients cannot get a receipt.

If you have further questions about deductions you can claim or records you need to keep, 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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Hi @Pmotto,

 

Welcome to our Community!

 

If you travel from your normal workplace to an alternative workplace that's not a regular workplace, you may be able to claim the cost of travelling if:

  • you incurred the expense yourself and you weren't reimbursed,
  • the travel directly related to you earning your income, and
  • you have a record to prove it.

If the claim is more than $300, you must have written evidence to prove your claim. Evidence can be in a written or electronic form and can be:

  • bank and other financial institution statements
  • credit card statements
  • BPAY reference numbers, often called receipt or transaction numbers
  • email receipts
  • a PAYG payment summary-individual non business, for example, this may show the client's union fees
  • copies of documents must be a true and clear copy of the original document, or
  • evidence which has been recorded by the client for expenses of $10 each or less, providing the total of these amounts is not more than $200 or if they have been unable to obtain written evidence, for example toll or parking fees where clients cannot get a receipt.

If you have further questions about deductions you can claim or records you need to keep, 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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