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Home office Expenses disallowed

Posted 17 November 2015 under Tax Q&A


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Jenny says:
17 November 2015 at 14:21

I'm a normal salary employee (not a commission earner) that work from home in a dedicated office 4 days a week, and I travel to the office one day a week. I tried to claim for a home office, and on my tax return I got the message "Home office Expenses disallowed". No reason given. I've tried querying, but they give me a case number, but never resolve the query. My employee contract is very old, and doesn't have the arrangement in. Can I give a letter from my employer as proof? What other documents do I need?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
17 November 2015 at 14:33

Please go through the test below to ensure you are eligible to claim expenses and which ones you can claim:
Can I deduct home office expenses?

If you do qualify for the deduction, you would need a letter from your employer stating that they allow you to work from home and the hours you spend there as well as the fact that you are a salaried employee (and not a commission earner). In addition, your employment contract should be amended if possible and also submitted as proof.


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