1 March 2023 marked a significant change to the record keeping requirement for those working from home in claiming working from home deductions in your income tax returns moving forward. The ATO has recently announced changes to working from home deductions and the shortcut claim method (80 cents per work hour) is no longer available. We have summarised the recent changes below:
From 1 July 2022 to 28 February 2023:
From 1 March 2023 onwards:
You can use the following methods when claiming work from home deductions in 2023:
You can read more from the ATO press release on working from home changes here.
We recommend that you keep detailed records of working from home hours and receipts of all expenses incurred. This will allow us to calculate the best possible deduction for you when completing your annual tax return. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us should you require any assistance with the above information.
– Catherine Stojcevska
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