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hello guys I am bit unsure on whether i can get full deduction of the costs I incurred while away overseas 3 days conference for work purpose.

I incurred airfare costs of both way $2430 and additional costs of $130 costs to secure exist raw seats (return flights)

 

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Hi @Jase15

 

Other travel expenses you may be able to claim include:

  • travel expenses you incurred for meals, accommodation and incidentals while away overnight for work, such as going to an interstate work conference (generally, you can't claim for meals if your travel did not involve an overnight stay)
  • the costs you actually incur (such as fuel costs) when using a borrowed car or a vehicle other than a car for work purposes
  • air, bus, train, tram and taxi fares
  • car-hire fees

You may have to show that you have reduced your claim to exclude any private portion of your trip.

If your travel expenses are reimbursed you cannot claim a deduction.
Please see, https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Deductions-you-can-claim/Vehicle-and-travel... and also see, https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Deductions-you-can-claim/Vehicle-and-travel...

There are specific record-keeping requirements for travel expenses, depending on whether your travel allowance is shown on your payment summary, whether your travel was domestic or overseas, the length of your travel and your occupation.

 

Please note - any expenses incurred overseas must also be converted to Australian dollars, and it must be a deduction that relates to performing your job.

 

Regards, Tracey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note this is my personal view; I’m an ATO employee who chooses to help out here in my own time
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Hi @Jase15

 

Other travel expenses you may be able to claim include:

  • travel expenses you incurred for meals, accommodation and incidentals while away overnight for work, such as going to an interstate work conference (generally, you can't claim for meals if your travel did not involve an overnight stay)
  • the costs you actually incur (such as fuel costs) when using a borrowed car or a vehicle other than a car for work purposes
  • air, bus, train, tram and taxi fares
  • car-hire fees

You may have to show that you have reduced your claim to exclude any private portion of your trip.

If your travel expenses are reimbursed you cannot claim a deduction.
Please see, https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Deductions-you-can-claim/Vehicle-and-travel... and also see, https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Deductions-you-can-claim/Vehicle-and-travel...

There are specific record-keeping requirements for travel expenses, depending on whether your travel allowance is shown on your payment summary, whether your travel was domestic or overseas, the length of your travel and your occupation.

 

Please note - any expenses incurred overseas must also be converted to Australian dollars, and it must be a deduction that relates to performing your job.

 

Regards, Tracey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note this is my personal view; I’m an ATO employee who chooses to help out here in my own time