Income & Deductions for Building Workers

(last updated 23/04/2014)

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Tax Deductions for Building and Construction Workers

The following is a checklist of tax deductions building and construction workers can claim on their tax return:

Allowance Income for Building and Construnction Workers

If any allowance is shown as a separate amount on your payment summary, include it as income at item 2 on your tax return. You must include the whole amount of any award transport payment you received.

Construction workers commonly get the following allowances:
  • travel allowance
  • crib allowance
  • meal allowance 
  • tool allowance
  • height
  • motor vehicle (based on a cents-per-kilometre basis), 
  • uniform.
Receipt of an allowance does not automatically mean that a corresponding tax deduction can be claimed, even if your work might be considered unpleasant, special or dangerous. In order to claim a deduction against an allowance, the expense must actually be incurred and meet the other tests of deductibility, for example, the expense must be incurred in earing the income or allowance.

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