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What items fall under allowances and other income?

Question 2 on the tax return deals with income from working other than salary and wages. The items you should include in this section include

  • allowances
  • payments from which tax was not withheld, including salary, wages, commissions, bonuses, income earned from part-time and casual jobs, and income from income protection, sickness and accident insurance policies
  • tips, gratuities and payments for your services
  • consultation fees and honoraria (payments for voluntary services)

Allowances include

  • car, travel and transport allowances, including reimbursements of car expenses by reference to the distance travelled by the car, such as ‘cents-per-kilometre’ allowances
  • award transport payments
  • tool, clothing, and laundry allowances
  • dirt, height, site, first aid and risk allowances
  • meal and entertainment allowances