The Federal Government announced they will be helping Canadians out who have been working from home during the pandemic.
If you are one of the many Canadians who have been working out of a makeshift home office, then this is great news. The government has said they would like to boost the federal tax rebate for those who work from home.
The best part, you may not need to go through the hassle of getting your employer to sign a bunch of papers. The CRA says that they likely won’t ask for many details from those who have “modest” work from home expenses in order to claim up to $400.
So if you had to buy an office chair or a printer to make your home office complete, you very likely can get some money back come tax time without a whole lot of hassle!
You could always deduct work from home expenses from your income tax, but you would have required forms completed by your employer.
“The CRA will allow employees working from home in 2020 due to COVID-19 with modest expenses to claim up to $400, based on the amount of time working from home, without the need to track detailed expenses,” the government now says.