He’s your not-so-typical community worker from Wollongong. And he uses POP to max his tax back.


Tell us about your work, Ajay

“I work for a couple of not-for-profit community organisations. One is all about encouraging the arts in migrant communities, and the other is working with elderly people who are residing in assisted-living facilities.”

Come tax-time, what used to go through your brain?

“Hmmm… probably not enough. When you’re so busy caring for others, sometimes you forget to take care of yourself, and that includes your finances. Let me put it this way – in some of the old folks homes I visit as part my job, you see some pretty sad and shocking stuff, but one could argue my tax return situation used to be equally as dire sometimes, ha ha!”

But not since you started using POP to file your tax return?

“That’s true. In the past, I’ve always done my own tax online to save money. I mean, when you’re a community worker, you can’t really afford an accountant. Whereas with POP, I now have one in my pocket, ha ha!”

How did POP’s intuitive Max-Deductibles system work for you as a community worker?

“Simple, really. For someone like me, it’s inbuilt checklist offered me expert advice on every possible deductible I could claim, all in one easy-to-use online platform. I mean, just the idea that POP could guarantee to max the size of my tax return? I’m like, ‘Boom! Count me in!”

Would you recommend POP to other community workers or carers?

“Short answer, yes. Everyone knows we don’t earn much in our line of work, so a healthy-sized tax return always helps to clear a lot of bills.”

Are you a community worker, carer or childcare worker like Ajay? Would you like to know:

– The most common tax deductions that someone in your line of work can claim?

– How much tradies can successfully claim for each of their deductions?

– A foolproof checklist of everything you’ll need ready for POP to max your tax back?