What can teachers claim on tax
Answering Machine - if circumstances warrant
Bank Charges - but only costs on depositing wages and paying work related accounts
corporate wardrobe (registered)
protective (safety boots, overalls, aprons etc)
Cleaning - of above clothing
Computer Software *
Electronic Organisers *
Hire/Lease - of work related equipment
Office Furniture *
Pagers - if circumstances warrant
Parking & Tolls - when on work related activities
Professional Dues & Registrations
Repairs - of work related equipment
Stopwatch - must be a dedicated stopwatch - normal watches are not claimable
Sun Protection - work related % of total costs
Education - only courses related to "at the time" occupation are claimable. Travel costs are allowable.
Teaching Aids, Cooking Supplies, Art & Craft, Films & Cassettes, Activity Materials etc.
Telephone - work related call costs, also 1/2 rent when "on call"
Union Fees - but not special levies
Travel - between schools, official functions, conferences, work experience, sports meetings, excursions etc.
(but not to own school even if required to attend more than once per day or on holidays)
* If cost exceeds $300 for any item or set, the cost is not claimable outright but is allowed over its expected life. This is known as "depreciation" or "decline in value".Source: teacherstax.biz