Tax deductions for working from home

With so many Australians working from home to reduce the risk of coronavirus, the ATO are making it easier to claim your expenses this tax time.

From 1 March until 30 June 2020, they are allowing you to claim 80c per hour for each hour you spend working from home. This will cover all your expenses, including your:

๐Ÿ”ฅโ„ Heating and cooling

๐Ÿ”Œ Electricity

๐Ÿ“ฑ Mobile phone

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Internet

๐Ÿงพ Depreciation of office equipment


You can still use other methods to calculate your claim if you prefer; however, whichever method you choose, youโ€™ll need to make sure you have records to support your claim. Find out more about the changes on the ATO website