Tax Deductions for Undertakers
Average weekly pay: $Unavailable
Employment size: 2,200
Future growth: Very strong
Skill level Associate degree or diploma
Funeral workers prepare bodies for viewing and burial, arrange and conduct funerals, and perform other specialist funeral services. Tasks include:
- Interviewing families and associates of the deceased to assist with funeral arrangements such as the selection of coffin, type of service and publication of death notices.
- Collecting bodies from mortuaries.
- Preparing bodies for viewing and burial by washing, draining body fluids, applying padding and cosmetics, dressing bodies and placing them in coffins.
- Liaising with clergy and cemetery and crematorium staff.
- Coordinating the movement of coffins and funeral cars, arranging floral displays and collecting attendance and tribute cards.
Typical tax deductions:
- Home office running expenses.
- Journals, periodicals and magazines that have a content sufficiently connected to their employment.
- Mobile telephone and internet costs (work related portion only).
- Union and professional association fees.
- Work-related travel (attending morgues, cemeteries, etc.).
- Computer (if used for work purposes is depreciated over the effective life. NB: Deduct private use portion).
- Conferences, seminars and training courses.
- Purchase and laundry of corporate uniforms.
- Self-education expenses (must be a direct connection between the self-education and their current income-earning activities).
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