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FAQ: When claiming home office expenses what exactly does the employer need in the letter to SARS that confirms the employee’s work from home arrangement

The letter from the employer should contain the following:

  • The letter should be on the letterhead of the employer with their registration details including the PAYE number.
  • The letter should provide the employee details and specify the period (start and end dates) when the employee was allowed to work from home.
  • The letter should, where possible, indicate the dates during the year that the employee reported to the employer¡¦s premises.

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