Taxing times: What to claim if you work from home

The Australian Taxation Office has introduced a simplified method for claiming deductions for anyone working from home as a result of COVID-19.

Between 1 March and 30 June 2020, taxpayers will be able to claim 80 cents per work hour for all their additional running expenses, rather than calculating costs for specific running items. This new method is designed to make tax returns simpler for those who have needed to work from home due to COVID-19.

The ATO has provided information specifically responding to the evolving nature of COVID-19 and the new temporary way of working that many schools and organisations have had to adopt.

For details see here.