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CRA introduces new flat rate claim

Publish date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 update

AMAPCEO has learned from the OPS Employer that Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has recently announced a temporary flat rate method to work from home expenses, in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this temporary method, eligible employees can claim $2 for each day you worked from home due to the pandemic, to a maximum of $400. You are not required to keep documents to support your claim and are not required to obtain your Employer’s sign off on a T2200/T2200S form.

However, the regular T2200 process will still be available to those who wish to file a claim for greater expenses. Under this option, eligible employees will require supporting documentation and a signed T2200 or T2200S form.

For eligibility details, visit canada.ca/cra-home-workspace-expenses and as noted previously, we also advise that you consult a qualified personal tax advisor about any implications.
 

More about AMAPCEO and our Members: Established in 1992, AMAPCEO is a bargaining agent that represents 14,000 professional and supervisory public servants, most of whom work directly for the Government of Ontario in every ministry and in a number of agencies, boards and commissions; in 130 communities throughout Ontario and in 12 cities outside Canada. We also represent employees outside the Ontario Public Service in: the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario; Health Quality Ontario; the Ontario Arts Council; Public Health Ontario; the Waypoint Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene; and in the former Offices of the Ontario Child Advocate and the French Language Services Commissioner (now part of the Ontario Ombudsman).