FAQ: To claim home office expenses what documents will be required in order for me to submit my Income Tax return accurately?

The following documents should be included:

  • Letter from employer permitting remote work – including the period that remote work was allowed and where available dates that the employee did not report to the office.
  • Floor plan showing dedicated space and calculation of proportion in relation to total buildings on the property (this does not need to be a municipal or council plan of the home, but can be an informal but accurate drawing of the floor plan).
  • Photographs showing dedicated space, specifically equipped.
  • Schedule showing calculation that work was mainly from home – in other words, showing that more than 50% of all work for the year was from the home office, including any supporting evidence.
  • Actual invoices of claimed expenses with proof of payment.
  • Schedule of amounts claimed and apportionment calculations.

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