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ATO introduces new work from home deduction method

More employees are working from home than ever before as a result of COVID-19. The ATO has introduced a new ‘shortcut method’ in response to this, to simplify the process for those who are claiming work from home deductions for the first time.

The shortcut method allows employees to claim all work-related running expenses at a rate of 80 cents for each hour they work from home during COVID-19. Taxpayers are eligible to claim using the shortcut method as long as they are incurring additional deductible running expenses as a result of working from home.

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