The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has announced a new easier way to claim work from home running expenses during this coronavirus shutdown:

We understand that tracking all of these expenses can be challenging at this time.

So we will accept a temporary simplified method (or shortcut method) of calculating additional running expenses for the period starting 1 March 2020 until at least 30 June 2020.

We may extend this method, depending on when work patterns start to return to normal.

There are three ways you can choose to calculate your additional running expenses due to working from home.

Checkout the ATO website to see all the options and rules including the level of evidence you need to record to back up your claim.