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Claims for home office expenses

Posted 13 October 2015 under Tax Q&A


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Perplexed says:
12 October 2015 at 14:09

I am a salaried employee of a large corporate company, but I also earn commission from a part-time business, for which I have a dedicated office at home. This commission is paid into my bank account and I receive an IRP5 for it. Am I allowed to claim expenses like telephone, stationary, renovations in the home office, catering expenses, etc?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
12 October 2015 at 16:57

Please answer these questions to see if you are eligible to claim home office expenditure Can I deduct home office expenses?

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Perplexed says:
12 October 2015 at 19:16

Hi. Thanks for your prompt reply, but the link refers to questions about commission earned from the same employer. I have 2 separate income streams & receive 2 different IRP5 documents. My question relates to claiming tax deductions for the part-time income, not the main one.

TaxTim TaxTim says:
13 October 2015 at 14:50

Yes, the home office expenditure would relate to your commission income and you should apply the questions to this income stream.

I assume your work at the corporate is office based and therefore home office expenditure is not applicable.


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