Let’s talk record keeping

June 2024

Here are a couple of things to remember:

  • Having records of your work-related expenses is essential. If you don’t have the proof to support your claim, you can’t claim it.
  • A bank or credit card statement (on its own) is not enough evidence to support a work-related expense claim. In most cases, you’ll need a receipt.
  • Speaking of receipts, they must show all of the following:
    • the cost
    • the supplier
    • the date of purchase
    • the nature of the goods and/or services.

You may need to keep other records depending on the expense type, such as a logbook of your car journeys or records of the hours you work from home.

To give you a hand, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has provided a handy guide for teachers and education professionals to help you understand what you can and can’t claim this tax time.

Have further questions about your work-related expenses? Speak to a registered tax agent, or check out the ATO website for information on:


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