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Can I claim my laptop for tax purposes?

Posted 28 June 2013 under Tax Q&A


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I did freelance work through my company, but it was paid in as my salary, so not recognized as freelance work and means I'm unable to claim any expenses. Can I claim the laptop I bought and used to work from home on as a business expense?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
28 June 2013 at 13:18

You can claim the business use of the laptop only, which you would depreciate for the number of months or the business time spent on the laptop. You can use our wear and tear calculator to work this out. If SARS asks for proof of the laptop you must have the invoice you received when purchasing.

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