For the first time, the Australian Taxation Office has put together a comprehensive checklist of tax deductions for people who work in the adult industry.
In detailed terms, the checklist provides those in the industry with clear and detailed guidelines about what they can and can’t claim on tax, easing concerns, questions or confusion some may have.
According to Mark Chapman, Director of Tax Communications at H&R Block, although the ATO has released similar guides available for a “host of other trades and occupations”, this guide in particular is significant simply due to the “unusual nature of many of the claims”.
For that reason, that fact that the list is so overtly accessible is a big first.
“In the past, those in the adult industry might have been wary about the legitimacy of claiming some of the things they were spending as part of their job,” Chapman told Mamamia.
Assuming the individual wasn’t reimbursed by an employer and has proof they spent the money, Chapman says “you can generally make a claim, no matter how outlandish the item”.