TRUCK DRIVERS

SIMPLE TAX DEDUCTIONS TRUCK DRIVERS SHOULDN'T MISS

Air Freshener

Armor-All

Broom/Dustpan

Hand Sanitizer

Paper Towels

Portable Vacuum

Trash Bags

Window Cleaner

Disinfectant

 

Antenna

CB Radio/Repair

Cellular Phone

Bluetooth

Wireless Fees

Power Boosters

Power Cords

Map Lamp

Circuit Tester

Map Updates

GPS Unit

Boots

Hard Hat

Rain Gear

Safety Glasses

Thermals

Gloves

Hangers

Laundry Bag

Laundry Soap

Uniforms

Alterations

Copy / Fax Fees

Parking Fees

Tolls

Buffer

Crowbar

Duct Tape

Electrical Tape

Flashlights

Hammer

Pliers

Screwdrivers

Tire Iron

Wrenches

Other Small Tools

Bedding

Cab Curtains

Coffee Maker

Lap Desk

Refrigerator

Tupperware

Storage Bins

Thermos Bottle

First Aid Supplies

Maps

Clipboard

Liquid Paper

White Out

Logbooks

Logbook Covers

Notebook Paper

Pens

Pencils

Stapler

Calculator

Bunge Cords

Load Chains

Load Bars

Loan Straps

Locks

Wide Load Flags

Keep a record of:

Where/How Much

Annual Days Away

Kilometers to/from depot


NOTE: If you have been reimbursed by your employer you can not claim this. 

INTERSTATE PROFESSIONAL TRUCK DRIVERS

 

A list of things that need to be kept for claiming deductions each year:

(1)    All Meal Receipts – if you take precooked food, please keep the shopping dockets. (Even better is to separate the shopping and pay separately.)

(2)    Keep an exercise book for meals / snacks that are under $10 as well as each time you pay for washing / drying of clothes at Truck Stops.

(3)    All receipts in relation to work clothes / safety gear / sunglasses / sunscreen and wide brim hats.

(4)    All receipts in relation to loose tools / repairs and maintenance on the truck including Truck Wash ( that has NOT been reimbursed by the employer)

(5)    Bedding – Travel bags / sheets / donnas / pillows / towels etc. – 1 set per year.

(6)    Fridges / stoves / microwaves / containers for food etc.

(7)    GPS’s / Bluetooth equipment / mobile phone bills / internet bills / laptops / tablets and accessories (all items over $300 must be depreciated therefore will require full amounts and date purchased).

(8)    Must keep ALL Log Books.

(9)    Travel book for kilometers – for motor vehicle – carrying tools /
bedding / food etc. to and from the Truck each week.

(10)    Any other receipts that you are not sure on, we can check them at the end of the financial year.

 

WHAT TO BRING AT TAX TIME

 

(1)   Any PAYG Summaries 

(2)   Bank Interest 

(3)   Share Dividends 

(4)   Rental Property Information (including Land / Water Rates / Insurance / Loan Interest / Repairs and Maintenance Receipts).

(5)   Any other Income Investments 

(6)   Receipts for any deductions (Log Books for travel).