Amanda Visser
3 minute read
24 Feb 2021
7:32 am

Expenses claimable, but home office does not rule tax-wise

Amanda Visser

Expert says current regulations are outdated and no longer relevant in a changed workplace.

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Many South Africans are still working from home following the outbreak of a second wave of Covid-19 and the extended lockdown regulations. This means a lot of household expenses have now become work-related expenses. The ability to claim these expenses remains problematic because of the rules, aimed mainly at curbing abuse. One of these rules stipulates that the person needs a dedicated area in their house used exclusively for work. ALSO READ: Will we continue to work from home? Probably not, says expert “This seems unfair to the many people who work in their lounge or bedroom because they are...