Clothing and laundry - It pays to learn what you can claim

Do you need to wear a suit to work? Or perhaps you need to wear a uniform emblazoned with your company's logo? Perhaps you work in a clothes shop and have to come to work wearing clothes bought in that store? It's important to clarify your employer's dress code policy so you can confirm how to claim clothes come tax time.  

What can you claim?


Cleaning of work clothes

It's possible to claim the costs of washing, drying, ironing and dry-cleaning eligible work clothes. Written evidence for your laundry expenses, such as diary entries and receipts must be kept if both the amount of your claim is greater than $150, and your total claim for work-related expenses exceeds $300.  

Instead, for washing, drying and ironing you do yourself, the ATO allows you to use the following amounts to work out your laundry claim:

For further queries or information please don't hesitate to contact The Money Edge. 

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