Just to reinforce the obvious, private and domestic travel expenses, including the costs of your ordinary home-to-work travel, aren’t claimable.
Important issues are:-
- Is the travel a necessary part of performing your work (you can’t pretend your family holiday’s a work trip)?
- Does your employer pay you to undertake the travel?
- Do you have to follow your employer’s instructions during the travel period?
Accommodation, meal and other incidental expenses are deductible as work-related only if your work has “special demands” or “co-existing work locations” that mean you have to sleep away from home.
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