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Re: Claiming of laptops if work already provides you with one

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As an employee, if the Employer provides you with a laptop for work, are you still able to claim through tax for a purchase of your own laptop ... your own laptop is also used for work purposes in addition to the one work provided by work ? 

Reasoning: A tool like a laptop may need to suit a specific purpose, and the ones provided from a workplace are barely usable, or sometimes you need more than one machine to do your job effectively.

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For an item to be considered tax deductible it must be something essential you use to produce your income. It is a self assessment system so you would need to decide if the laptop is being used for work. You need to apportion any deduction between business and personal use. For example, if you use it 90% for the kids to play on and 10% for work, you would depreciate and claim 10% of the cost only.
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Devotee

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For an item to be considered tax deductible it must be something essential you use to produce your income. It is a self assessment system so you would need to decide if the laptop is being used for work. You need to apportion any deduction between business and personal use. For example, if you use it 90% for the kids to play on and 10% for work, you would depreciate and claim 10% of the cost only.

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That was my interpretation. thanks