Q&A6 Self Education Expenses
Can I claim Self Education Expenses for a course I am undertaking?
Answer – Self-education expenses are deductible when the course you undertake leads to a formal qualification and meets the following conditions.
a) The course must have a sufficient connection to your current employment and:
- maintain or improve the specific skills or knowledge you require in your current employment, or
- result in, or is likely to result in, an increase in your income from your current employment.
You cannot claim a deduction for self-education expenses for a course that does not have a sufficient connection to your current employment even though it:
- might be generally related to it, or
- enables you to get new employment.
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