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Can I deduct bona-fide office rent paid against commission income?

Posted 5 November 2014 under Tax Questions


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My employer requires me to maintain a home office/ study as they do not provide me with an office. Unfortunately I live in a two bed roomed apartment and I did not want to convert the spare bedroom into an office. I managed to rent a granny flat from my in-laws and converted this into a fully fledged office. I pay a monthly rental to them for the use of the office.
The majority of my income is from commission (more than 75%).
Can I deduct the rent paid to my in-laws for my office against my commission earned?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
5 November 2014 at 19:28

Yes you can - just get a letter from your employer stating this.


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