Work Related Expenses

There are plenty of items you can package to help you save on work-related expenses.

Using your phone for work?

Salary packaging your phone and asoociated costs is a popular choice. As long as you're primarily using the device for work purposes you can package it and save you up to 45%1 in income tax.

Better still, you could enjoy additional savings through our rewards partner, Harvey Norman, when you purchase your device through them.2

Salary package your laptop and you could save

Trade and/or Membership subscriptions

Providing your membership or subscription is related to your work and you are not claiming on your tax then you can claim through your salary packaging!

You can’t package any membership or subscription that has been paid by your employer

Home Office Expenses

Setting up a home office can cost a whole lot less when you package expenses like furniture, computers and software. Plus, you’ll get the GST refunded as well, which means an extra 10% saving.

You can only package items which are 100% work related. You can buy as many items as you like, since there’s no limit on how many times you can package. But each item you buy must be $300 or less. If an item is worth more than $300, you have to rent it.

Examples of what can be packaged include:

  • a computer – either purchased or rented
  • furniture
  • fax machine or photocopier
  • stationary
  • computer software
  • repairs and maintenance on your computer.
    You can’t claim income tax deductions on salary packaged items.

Work Related Uniform

If you need to wear a uniform at work, you can salary package the cost. Plus, you’ll get the GST refunded as well, which means an extra 10% saving.

Keep in mind that if your employer provides a uniform allowance, you can only package the cost exceeding the amount of that allowance. Also, like all salary packaged items, you can’t claim an income tax deduction on a packaged uniform.

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Am I eligible?

Your eligibility is dependent on your employer's salary packaging policy and your employment status. Use our salary packaging calculator to see which benefits you can package and how much you could save.



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Important: This is general information only. Before entering into any salary packaging or novated leasing arrangement, you should consider your objectives, financial situation and needs, and, seek appropriate legal, financial or other professional advice based upon your own particular circumstances. The availability of benefits is determined by your employer. Conditions and fees apply.

1 A portable electronic device can only be salary packaged if it is used primarily (over 50%) for work purposes. Tax savings achieved through salary packaging will depend on your income tax bracket and personal circumstances.

2 A minimum 5% discount is available to Smartsalary customers at Harvey Norman. The discount applies to selected technology devices only and excludes Apple and Microsoft Surface devices.

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