Tax Deductions for Waiters
Average weekly pay: $804
Employment size: 120,000
Future growth: Strong
Skill level Certificate II or III
Waiters serve food and drinks in cafes, restaurants, and hotels.
- Greeting customers and presenting them with menus and drinks lists.
- Taking orders and relaying them to kitchen and bar staff.
- Serving food and drinks and clearing tables.
- Recommending wines, opening bottles and pouring drinks.
- Collecting payment from customers.
Typical tax deductions:
- Journals, magazines and books that have content connected to your work in the hospitality industry. I.e. Good Food Guide, Top 100 Wines.
- Depreciation on computers and professional libraries.
- Renewal fees for your special employee or gaming licence.
- Overtime meal expenses.
- Uniforms that have the company logo and forms part of the compulsory uniform.
- Protective footwear, gloves, and clothing.
- First aid courses.
- Cost of travel between two workplaces, or two jobs.
- Training courses.
- 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.
- The initial cost of getting your gaming licence.
- 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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