Tax Tools and Advice for Australian Tax Returns
Do I Need to Lodge a Tax Return?
Most people are required to lodge a tax return, whether you earn below or above the $18,200 tax-free threshold for the income year.
While there is no tax on the first $18,200 of your taxable income, ask us for the 2019–20 tax rates for Australian tax residents.
HELP and Other Study Loans
Compulsory repayments are applied to study and training loans, at set repayment rates for different income levels. These include HELP, VSL, SFSS, SSL, ABSTUDY SSL and TSL.
You can claim deductions for expenses that are directly incurred from your work, including expenses for travel, clothing, laundry, home office, self-education, tools and equipment.
Travel and Vehicle Expenses
You can claim deductions for your expenses incurred while travelling domestically or internationally for work, including vehicle fuel, accommodation, food, drink and incidents.
Clothing and Laundry Expenses
You can claim deductions for your expenses on the purchase, cleaning and dry-cleaning of the clothes you need for work, including uniforms and protective attire.
Home Office Expenses
For those who regularly work from home, you can claim deductions for expenses on your home office, such as phone, internet and other running expenses.
Rental Property Expenses
You can claim deductions for expenses including council rates, land tax, water charges, property agents’ fees, cleaning, gardening, mowing, pest control, insurance and repairs.