The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a large portion of Canada’s workforce transitioning to a work-from-home environment. Because of this, the Federal Government introduced temporary changes to how employees claim their home office expenses.
Home-Office Expense Eligibility
To be eligible to claim home-office expenses an employee under the new temporary methods you must have:
- Worked from home in 2020 due to COVID-19
- Worked from home for at least 50% of the time for at least four consecutive weeks during 2020
- Not been reimbursed by your employer for expenditures
- Incurred your expenses directly for work purposes