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Re: Is postage tax deductible on work related expenses?

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Is postage tax deductible on work related expenses?

Example: individual employee buys smartpen for office and administration work. 100% of use is work related.

The item can only be purchased online and the invoice reads:
Smartpen $130.73
Shipping $47.56
Handling $9.33
Tax $18.76
Total $206.38

So how much of the above figure is tax deductible? Is postage or GST treated differently? Thanks.
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Hi @GeorgeK,

 

Welcome to our Community!

 

@macfanboy is correct in stating that the full expenditure incurred should be able to be claimed. However, this is dependent on a number of factors including:

  • you were not reimbursed for the purchase
  • it directly relates to earning your income
  • you have a record to prove you made the purchase.

Further information for income and deductions relating to office workers is available on our website.

 

We hope this helps, @NelsonS

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The full amount is tax deductable $206.38

 

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Hi @GeorgeK,

 

Welcome to our Community!

 

@macfanboy is correct in stating that the full expenditure incurred should be able to be claimed. However, this is dependent on a number of factors including:

  • you were not reimbursed for the purchase
  • it directly relates to earning your income
  • you have a record to prove you made the purchase.

Further information for income and deductions relating to office workers is available on our website.

 

We hope this helps, @NelsonS