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Claiming Deductions for Working at Home
Tax Deductions for Lawyers
The ATO has introduced a simplified method for claiming deductions for anyone working from home as a result of COVID-19.
Between 1 March and 30 June 2020, taxpayers will be able to claim 80 cents per work hour for all their additional running expenses, rather than needing to calculate costs for specific running expenses.
This new method is designed to make tax returns simpler for anybody who has recently transitioned to working from home due to COVID-19, and ensures they are able to easily claim their relevant deductions.
Applies to: All staff working from home
Requirement: Staff to maintain a register of hours work, at home, during the period of 1 March and 30 June 2020
Lawyers are able to claim deductions for work-related expenses. In order to do so:
Possible deductions include:
Applies to: Lawyers. Other employees should visit the ATO website for further details on eligibility for these and other deductions: www.ato.gov.au