Individuals who spend long periods of time outdoors for work may be eligible to claim tax deductions for sun protective products each year.
On the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and the New Zealand Inland Revenue (IRD) websites it is outlined that there are a number of tax deductions that can be made in relation to clothing, laundry and dry cleaning expenses specifically related to your occupation.
The ATO stipulates that "You can claim for clothing and footwear that you wear to protect yourself from the risk of illness or injury posed by your income-earning activities or the environment in which you are required to carry them out. To be considered protective, the items must provide a sufficient degree of protection against that risk."
Who can claim sun protection tax deductions?
What can be claimed?
You may be eligible to claim a tax deduction for the cost of buying, hiring, replacing or maintaining the following:
If you are unsure if you qualify, ask your accountant.
If you are interested to view some of Solbari's best selling sun protective products, please click on the links below:
We provide all of our customers with a GST invoice for your records. This record of purchase could be used later on should you need to provide written evidence to the ATO.
For the avoidance of doubt, Solbari does not provide tax advice and you should consult with your tax advisor directly as to the eligibility of any tax deduction claim.
The SOLBARI Team
This blog post is for information purposes only.
Over the coming weeks, we will be publishing some stories from the Solbari Community to help raise awareness about the benefits of sun protection, skin cancer and melanoma.
If you are interested in sharing your story, please answer the following questions from the relevant questionnaire and send us a picture of yourself being sun safe in the outdoors.
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