Working from home? Use this calculator to see how much you can claim back from SARS

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If you work from home – as many people do nowadays- it’s likely you can claim a tax deduction from SARS.

According to TaxTim, people who have worked from home for more than half of their total working hours or for more than six months during the tax year that started in March 2020, can claim back tax money.

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TaxTim offers a free, user-friendly home office expense calculator which you can use to quickly calculate your expense claim. Before you calculate your returns, here’s a quick checklist to ensure you are eligible to claim back.

  • You have spent more than half of your total working hours working from your home office
  • You have a letter from your employer that states that you can work from home and confirms the percentage of time you spent there
  • You have an area of your home exclusively used and set up for work
  • Your office is specifically equipped with the relevant instruments, tools and equipment needed to do your work

Calculate your expense claim with TaxTim’s calculator, right here.

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