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#1998781 - 12/13/12 07:11 AM Teachers in Australia:Can you get a tax reduction on lessons  
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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]  
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Yup. Comes under "professional development". Claim away! smile

#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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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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