Maximising your tax return is crucial for hard-working Australians. Legitimate tax deductions are available for millions of Australians offered by the government. To maximise your tax returns, one must work on what can be claimed and what cannot. If you play it smart, you will be able to receive back the total amount that you are entitled to in your annual tax return.

Many people fail to take advantage of potential tax deductions simply by not knowing or being disorganised. To get the most out of tax returns, we have outlined essential tips and tricks to increase the revenue of your pocket below.

1.0 Claiming Your Deductions

You can claim deductions for expenditures incurred in your tax return. Tax deductions are the easiest and the most effective way to get a higher tax refund. For example, you can claim reimbursement for all the following work-related expenses you may be entitled to.

1.2 Tools Or Equipment For Work Related Purposes 

Suppose you have expenses related to buying tools or equipment for work-related purposes or even partial private use. You may be able to claim those payments and be entitled to deduct those expenses in your tax return.

1.3 Clothing, Laundry And Dry Cleaning Expenses

If the clothing and uniform are distinct for your job and company, you will be entitled to write off those expenses in your annual tax return. 

1.4 Self-Education Expenses

Employees are entitled to claim Tax benefits for the cost of self-education to increase their skills and expertise to boost their job capacity. For example, this might include some of the following expenses:

  • Purchases of books, magazines, journals and newspapers relevant to work.
  • Costs incurred for attending seminars or conferences.
  • Tuition fee expenses for work-related education. 

1.5 Mobile Phone, Internet Or Home Phone Expenses

Any work-related expenses incurred for mobile phones, internet, or even home phone bills in the current fiscal year, you may be entitled to get a full refund on your taxes. 

2.0 Work From Home Expense Deductions

Over the past two years, there has been a significant rise in work-from-home employees. As a result, you can claim a portion of your home expenses in your tax deductions for your work-related expenses. 

Surprisingly, many work-from-home employees don’t claim tax deductions or tax breaks. You may be able to deduct the expenditures for your work-from-home-related expenses in your tax return, such as:

  • lighting, internet, and phone-related expenses.
  • Bills for heating and cooling.
  • Costs regarding cleaning, repair, and maintenance of the area.
  • Expenses of home office fittings and furniture.
  • Purchase and repair of assets like computers and other related office equipment.
  • Expenses regarding stationery, papers, printer ink, and other computer consumables.

3.0 Proof Of Purchases

As tax time approaches, we spend countless hours looking for purchase recipes incurred during the last 12 months. This loss of receipts may incur a probable loss of hundreds or even thousands of dollars. 

It is wise and essential to grab folders, label every receipt, and save every single one. In addition, you may save invoices for phone, power, water, internet, and office supplies bills for further deductions and portray the proof of purchase. 

If you drive for work, It is also important to log in to your logbook and note down your mileage regarding work-related travels. Without proper receipts and documentation, you won’t be able to claim tax deductions.

Keep the receipts of payments and add them to your folder If you have invested in property or assets. If you also have donated to a charity, keep notes and receipts for further deductions in your tax return. 

4.0 Taking Help From Experts 

If you have queries or need assistance, you can get help from experts like SMG Accounting. We will take a closer look at your case and assist you with maximum benefits. With our years of experience and expertise, we will accurately and securely and efficiently calculate your taxes to make sure you get the maximum amount of return that you are entitled to.