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Are cellphone contracts and Laptop Contracts Tax Refundable if used mainly for work purposes

Posted 2 March 2015 under Tax Q&A


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If I have a cellphone contract as well as a contract to pay off a laptop of which both are used mainly for work purposes, I would say 80%. Can I claim Tax refunds on these "assets" and how would I go about calculating the cost of the asset based on the monthly contract price.

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
3 March 2015 at 10:51

Does you employer allow you to use these assets for your work, is it stipulated in your contract or would he provide a letter stating it?

Ismail says:
3 March 2015 at 11:48

Yes the employer does and it is stated in the contract

TaxTim TaxTim says:
3 March 2015 at 21:35

Then if you can prove this to SARS, the apportionment between work and business, you would be able to claim the depreciation on the devices and the call/data costs. The depreciation can be calculated using our wear and tear calculator to work our what can be claimed.


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