Canadian PSA: If you’re an employee who worked from home, you can claim a home office credit
Don’t forget to get your money (max: $400) for home office expenses if you’re an employee who worked from home for more than 50% of the year, for at least FOUR CONSECUTIVE WEEKS.
Applicable ONLY to your 2020 taxes!
The new temporary flat rate method simplifies your claim for home office expenses. You are eligible to use this new method if you worked more than 50% of the time from home for a period of at least four consecutive weeks in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can claim $2 for each day you worked from home during that period plus any additional days you worked at home in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The maximum you can claim using the new temporary flat rate method is $400 (200 working days) per individual.