Shortcuts from the ATO

Written by Teresa Smith

October 18, 2021

It’s not everyday that the ATO offers shortcuts, but with many people working from home, that’s just what they’ve done.  Here’s the latest update on the ATO website about this Shortcut Method:

This method is temporary, you can only use it to work out your deduction for work from home expenses:

  • between 1 March to 30 June 2020 in the 2019–20 income year
  • for the 2020–21 and 2021–22 income years.

The shortcut method ends on 30 June 2022. To continue to claim deductions for working from home expenses after 30 June 2022 you will need to use either the:

To read the full article around eligibility, the logistics of how this will work and all the information on recording keeping and calculating your deduction, click here.

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