Tax Deductions for Cafe & Restaurant Workers
Average weekly pay: $800
Employment size: 98,100
Future growth: Very strong
Skill level High school or Certificate I
Cafe and restaurant workers prepare, sell and serve food and beverages for consumption on the premises.
The tasks include:
- Preparing and serving food and beverages, taking customer orders, operating cash registers, accepting payments and preparing sales invoices.
- Cleaning, preparing tables for use, washing dishes, and cleaning cafe equipment.
Typical tax deductions:
- Journals, magazines and books that have content connected to work in the hospitality industry. I.e. Good Food Guide, Top 100 Wines.
- Depreciation on computers and professional libraries.
- Overtime meal expenses. These are only available if for the overtime worked an overtime meal allowance was paid by the employer under an award or industrial agreement.
- Uniforms that have the company logo and form part of the compulsory uniform.
- Protective footwear, gloves, and clothing.
- First aid courses.
- Cost of travel between two workplaces, or two jobs.
- Training courses e.g. barista course.
- Cost of making up till or bar shortages.
- Mobile phone and internet costs (work related portion only).
- Self-education expenses related to current income earning activities.
- Grooming including hairdressing, cosmetics, hair and skin care products.
- Cost of meals eaten during the workday.
- Conventional clothing such as plain white shirt and black trousers.
"You’d be stupid not to try to cut your tax bill and those that don’t are stupid in business"
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