Good to know: How to claim home office in tax equalization | Tyrolean daily newspaper online
Für die Arbeit im Home-Office können sich Arbeitnehmer mittels Arbeitnehmerveranlagung 2020 einen Teil der Ausgaben rückvergüten lassen.
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Innsbruck – By the end of February at the latest, last year’s pay slips have to be with the tax office – time to get some money back from the state in the form of an employee assessment. However, the 2020 tax equalization raises the question of how the remuneration for working in the home office works. At the end of January, the National Council finally decided on the tax regulations for working from home. However, a little patience is required before the expenses can be claimed.
The following answers to the most important questions about the tax deductibility of work in the home office:
💻 General regulations
What counts as a home office?
From the home office regulation is next to the private apartment of the employee (main residence and secondary residence) also the Life partner’s home as well as from close relatives recorded if the employee works from there. Parks or other public areas, restaurants, cafés, club halls, etc. are not included.