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#1998781 - 12/13/12 07:11 AM Teachers in Australia:Can you get a tax reduction on lessons
Nannerl Mozart Offline
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Just wondering if it was possible to claim my own piano lessons on tax since I teach now...
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#1998787 - 12/13/12 07:24 AM Re: Teachers in Australia:Can you get a tax reduction on lessons [Re: Nannerl Mozart]
Beth_Frances Offline
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Registered: 02/14/12
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Loc: Brisbane, Australia
Yup. Comes under "professional development". Claim away! smile

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#2000087 - 12/16/12 01:07 AM Re: Teachers in Australia:Can you get a tax reduction on lessons [Re: Nannerl Mozart]
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Loc: Hobart, Australia
Yep! And with the cost of piano lessons at this level it makes a really big difference to your tax bill at the end of the year!
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#2001887 - 12/19/12 08:33 PM Re: Teachers in Australia:Can you get a tax reduction on lessons [Re: Nannerl Mozart]
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Absolutely - you can claim everything related to your teaching and self-education at the piano. Pianos can be depreciated, piano tuning, sheet music, books, courses, masterclasses, lessons are all tax deductions.
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