Canadians working from home can claim new tax deduction

Canadians who have been working from home during the pandemic will be eligible for a new tax deduction of up to $400 to cover their home office expenses in 2020.

Employees who worked from home at least 50 per cent of the time, over a period of at least four consecutive weeks or more due to the pandemic will be eligible for the deduction. Workers can claim $2 for each day they worked from home, up to a maximum of $400, without the need for employers to sign additional paperwork.

Those who still want to make larger claims for home office expenses can still do so with a new simplified process.

The streamlined expense claim will simplify the lives of workers while allowing our members at the Canada Revenue Agency to focus on providing financial relief to other vulnerable Canadians.

December 18, 2020