If you use your personal mobile phone or home internet for work purposes (i.e making business calls from your mobile or working from home), you may be able to claim a portion of your monthly service bill/s.
Oncore provides the opportunity for you to salary package your business-related expenses. This is not a direct reimbursement of the expense but an offset against your taxable income resulting in greater take-home pay for you. The expenses that you can claim include your mobile phone, internet connection, software purchases, study, self-education, etc.
These are expenses that relate to your current contract that Oncore is managing.
Relevant Expenses include:
- Mobile Phone
- Work Landline
- Mobile phone, internet and landline charges paid for by you are claimable to the extent of the applicable business usage
- Where the item is primarily used in a business context (private use is minor) 100% of the item can be claimed
- The service bill must include your name
- A tax invoice is required to verify the claimed amount. Please note that only the new charges added to a service bill are claimable. This excludes connection charges, late fees or credit card surcharges.
If you use your phone and/or internet jointly for both personal and work-related use, please ensure you are only claiming the business-related percentage of your service bills e.g. 40% of your usage is in relation to you performing your employment duties.
If you are unsure if your use of these services constitutes business use, or you need some guidance to determine the percentage you may be able to claim, please see this link to the ATO website for more information.
If, after reading this article, you are still unsure what types of expenses you may be able to claim under this category, please either send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone us on 1300 654 484 and we will strive to answer any of your questions.