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Deducting occupancy expenses for a home office while getting Centrelink rent assistance

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Hi,

 

I'm rent a unit, get rent assistance from Centrelink (in addition to the family tax benefit) and use one of the rooms as a home office for a contract remote job.

Can I still deduct part of my rent as occupancy expenses for the home office, if yes - does it affect deduction amount (total rent X fraction of total floor area for the home office X fraction of the year I'm working) ?

 

Cheers,

Eugene

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It would be (Rent - Rental assistance) x floor area/house area x days used.

 

I presume that there is no other external office to work and you are forced to always use your 'Home Office' at home?

 

There are other things you can claim

 

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Taxicorn

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It would be (Rent - Rental assistance) x floor area/house area x days used.

 

I presume that there is no other external office to work and you are forced to always use your 'Home Office' at home?

 

There are other things you can claim

 

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Thanks, now clear.

Utilities and phone/internet cost deductions are clear, the question was essentially about the rent part.

Yes, no other external office, and all contract work (essentially a weekend job, an addition to normal office one) is done from home.