I have been dabbling with shares for a few years now, at the beginning of 2008 I signed up for a course with the Share Market College (SMC). The course that I signed up for included daily seminars and access to a share trading platform, a market analysis program and access to half hourly internet updates to market activity. I have used the share analysis program to decide when to buy but have not used the trading platform as I have been using commsec to trade. I have a two questions if anyone could help out: 1 - Can I claim the cost for the course and its products? I asked my accountant about claiming these costs and was told that I could not. 2 - Am I able to claim part of the cost of my computer and internet connection fees? Any help would be greatly appreciated.