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In order to deduct my home office expenses, do I need to be able to prove anything?

Posted 30 July 2012 under Tax Questions



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I mostly work from home for my company. In order to qualify for the home office tax deductions, do I need proof that I work from home? If so what qualifies as proof ?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
25 July 2012 at 13:25

It should be written into your employment contract that you work from home as a condition of your work, or if you mostly earn commission from your employer then you can claim home office expenses as well.

The important thing is to make sure you have a "dedicated" office to work from. For the actual deduction, you would need to measure out the area in your home as a percentage of the overall premises and use this as your apportionment for any related expenses


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