Home Office Calculator

Calculate the home office expense you can claim in your tax return

    HOUSEHOLD COSTS
    Please enter in your home office-related expenses for the full tax year below.
    Do you own or rent your property?
    Rent   Own
    Total household costs
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    Square meterage of your home office
    Use a measuring tape to measure the length and width of a room. Multiply together to get the square meterage e.g. a room that is 4 meters by 3 meters equals 12 square meters.
    Square meterage of your total property
    Percentage household costs you can claim
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    Breakdown: ({{ parseInt(this.homeOfficeSquareMeterage) }} / {{ parseInt(this.propertySquareMeterage) }} x 100)
    Calculating
    Total Home Office Deduction:

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    This is how you work it out:

    Square meterage of your home office

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    Square meterage of your total property

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    Percentage household costs you can claim
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    Apportioned expenses
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    Total expenses to apportion

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    Business use of internet
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    Low value equipment

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    Wear and Tear

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    Total Home Office Deduction

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    You must include the Home office deduction under the "Other deductions" section in your ITR12, in the block for Home Office expenses.

    For further clarification, please refer to our home office blog Deduction of Home Office Expenditure.


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