An employee can claim for costs incurred on washing, ironing, drying, and dry-cleaning eligible work clothes. For making a claim, written evidence like diary entries and receipts should be there if below condition prevails:
• Claim amount exceeds $150.
• Your total work-related expenses claim is more than $300 which does not include car, meal allowance, award transport payment allowance, and travel allowance.
If the above conditions are not there then you do not need to provide written evidence but can claim on a reasonable basis. A reasonable basis for working out the cleaning expenses shall be as below:
- $1 per load if the load relates to only work-related clothing.
- 50 cents per load if the load includes work as well as other clothing.
ATO may ask you to explain the basis that you chose if some other basis is chosen.