Tax Deductions for Flight Attendants

Tax Deductions for Flight Attendants

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Average weekly pay:     $1,110
Employment size:         12,000  
Future growth:              Very strong   

Skill level                        Certificate III or IV 

Flight attendants (also known as stewards/stewardesses, air hosts/hostesses, cabin attendants) are members of an aircrew employed by airlines primarily to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers aboard flights.

Typical tax deductions:

  • Home office running expenses.
  • Cash or bar shortages. You can claim a deduction for the cost of making up cash or bar shortages.
  • Mobile phone and internet (work related portion only).
  • Courses and seminars (Including travel and motor vehicle costs).
  • Depreciation on luggage to the extent of the work-related use of the luggage. This includes travel bags, overnight bags, suit packs, suitcases and luggage trolleys.
  • Rehydrating moisturiser and rehydrating hair conditioner are allowable when used to combat the drying effects on the skin and hair when constantly exposed to harsh working conditions and to meet the employer’s strict grooming requirements.
  • Visa application fees where a visa is a requirement for entry into a country as part of your job.
  • Union and professional association fees.
  • Overnight travel expenses including meals, drinks and incidentals. These will be deductible if incurred, receipted, and not reimbursed. 

Non- deductible expenses:

  • Grooming expenses (cosmetics, skin care, hairdressing).
  • The cost of acquiring product knowledge, for example, on cheese, wine and travel is not sufficiently related to your income-earning activities.
  • The cost of buying or maintaining timepieces.
  • The cost of transporting your luggage to the airport.

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