Recognition of Prior Learning & Investing in yourself: Have you thought about using your tax return to boost your career?
As we head towards the end of the financial year, most of us will be thinking about all of the things we need to get in order before 30 June.
For any of us who've undertaken study or used recognition of prior learning to graduate qualifications in the 2013/2014 financial year, it's a good idea to save a copy of the invoice you would have received for study or qualification expenses. You may be able to claim a deduction for self-education expenses if your study was work-related, so ask your accountant!
You can find out more about self-education expenses at the Australian Taxation Office website here.
If you haven't taken the opportunity to look at solidifying your skills or boosting your qualifications, why not make it a 'new financial year resolution'? If you're expecting a tax return this year, consider using it to invest in yourself.
You are your biggest asset when it comes to securing a new job or simply ensuring you are secure in the one you have, so it makes sense to spend some resources towards making yourself as valuable as you can to your existing or potential employer.
Before taking the plunge and investing either time, money or both in yourself, take the time to consider a few things:
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