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Claiming working from home office expenses

With many Canadians unexpectedly working from home due to the pandemic, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has announced a simplified way employees can claim these expenses on their personal income tax return for the 2020 tax year.

Employees who worked from home more than 50% of the time over a period of a least four consecutive weeks in 2020 due to COVID-19 will now be eligible to claim the home office expenses deduction for 2020. The use of a shorter qualifying period will ensure that more employees can claim the deduction than would otherwise have been possible under long standing practice.

Employees with larger claims for home office expenses can still choose to use the existing detailed method to calculate their home office expenses deduction.

More details claiming home office expenses for employees

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See also: Tax Returns 2020 Frequently Asked Questions

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