Shortcut method to claim deductions if working from home

May 7, 2020 | Robyn Bull

A simplified method has been introduced that allows you to claim a rate of 80 cents per hour for all your running expenses, rather than having to calculate the additional amount you incurred for specific running expenses.

This simplified method will be available to use from 1 March 2020 until 30 June 2020.  You may still use one of the existing methods to calculate your running expenses if you would prefer to.

You can claim a deduction of 80 cents for each hour you work from home due to COVID-19 as long as you are:

You do not have to have a separate or dedicated area of your home set aside for working, such as a private study.

Editor:  Please contact our office if you need more information about this deduction.