Get it right.
Whatever you do, if you’re in a rush for the money, don’t screw it up. The amendment for an incorrectly filled in Tax Return is an 8 week waiting period.
You also do not want to be audited. This is a lot of time and effort.
Don’t lie, but do recall -everything- that you might want to claim on. Washed your clothes twice a week? They were mainly work clothes? That’s a dollar per load. Two dollars a week, one hundred and four dollars per year. You ironed them as well? Add some more on top.
Did you fix your car? Do you need your car to get to work? Claim it.
Those shoes you bought, did you ever wear them to work? Claim it.
Do you wear casual clothes to work? If yes, every single item of casual clothing you buy can be claimed as a work expense.
Did you take the train to work? If yes, you can claim public transport travel as a deduction.
Did you drive? Not only is maintenance claimable, petrol is too.
Did you buy a computer that directly helps you do your work at home? Claim it.
Did you need a phone to keep in contact with your boss or contractors? Claim it.
If you are unsure about all you can claim, talk to an accountant, it’s in their best interest to help you get back the largest possible refund that they can. You will miss things that they’ll catch. They won’t make mistakes like you can.
Also, do not miss a year. It becomes too complicated, the processes difficulty increases exponentially.
Again, do not lie. It’s not worth the fine.
Keep every single receipt you ever purchase for anything. Show them to your accountant, you never know- You might be able to claim on it.
Enjoy the refund!