News

Working from home 2020 tax information

Employees who worked from home during 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to claim Home Office Expenses on their 2020 income tax filing. Under the CRA’s new administrative policy for 2020, employees may choose to claim home office expenses using one of two claim methods, simplified temporary flat rate or detailed. The university encourages you to determine which method best fits your personal income tax filing requirements and to contact your department if you require a signed T2200S form used only for the detailed method. The simplified temporary flat rate method does not require any forms or confirmation from the university or copies of receipts.