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Home office expenses for employees

Compare the claim methods

For your 2020 tax return, there are two options:

  • Temporary flat rate method
  • Detailed method

Temporary flat rate method

Applies to:

  • eligible employees working from home in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

With this method:

  • you can claim $2 for each day you worked from home in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, up to a maximum of $400
  • your employer is not required to complete and sign Form T2200
  • you are not required to keep documents to support your claim

Detailed method

Applies to:

  • eligible employees working from home in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • eligible employees required to work from home

With this method:

  • you can claim the actual amounts you paid, supported by documents
  • you must have a completed and signed Form T2200S / Form T2200 from your employer

If you are self-employed, refer to: Business-use-of-home expenses

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