21 April 2010

Income & Tax Deductions for Truck Drivers


Remember, you cannot automatically claim a deduction just because you received an allowance. For a summary of deductions specific to Truck Drivers see our post ==> Tax Deduction Finder for My Job.

See these posts for checklsts on eTax and assessable income and etax and allowable deductions.

See this post for a detailed checklist of  Tax Deductions for Truckdrivers.

Truck drivers commonly get the following:
  • travel allowances
  • meal allowances.
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.

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.

For help with your eTax return see our eTax Return Checklist.

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