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Where do I claim my employment expenses in the online edition of TurboTax?

If you're a salaried or commissioned employee who had to work from home 50% or more of the time for at least four consecutive weeks due to COVID-19, or if you're self-employed, then you're eligible to claim home office expenses on your 2020 tax return.

To claim employment expenses, choose the following scenario that best describes you, then complete the listed instructions:

  1. Select Find (or the magnifying glass icon) from the TurboTax menu. (The Find button becomes visible after you've completed the Introduction/Profile section.)
  2. In the Find window, type employment.
  3. Select Employment Expenses from the list of results, then select Go.
  4. On the Employment Expenses step, select Yes.
  5. On the Employment Expense Profile step, make the selection that best applies to your situation, then select Continue.
  6. Follow the instructions that appear onscreen to enter your expenses.
  7. You have finished the expenses section when you reach the Your Employment Profile for 20xx step.

Note: To claim this deduction (line 22900 of your tax return), you must qualify under the new Covid rules, OR have a signed T2200 or T2200s from your employer showing the conditions of your employment. Don’t file the T2200 or T2200s with your return but do keep a copy for your records.

  1. Select Find (or the magnifying glass icon) from the TurboTax menu.
  2. In the Find window, type Self-employment, select it from the list of results, then select Go.
  3. On the Let’s look at your self-employment income and expenses step, select Check the box if you have self-employed income and expenses to report, then select Continue. If you're preparing your return with a spouse, check the box next to the spouse who's reporting the self-employment expenses.
  4. The instructions for this step depend on how much of your return you've completed so far, so follow the instructions below that match what you see onscreen:
  • If you see the Your Self-Employment or Business Summary step and want to enter business expenses for a business NOT LISTED onscreen, select Enter New Business for [Name], then follow the instructions onscreen to reach the expenses section.
  • If you see the Your Self-Employment or Business Summary step and want to enter business expenses for a business LISTED onscreen, select Edit next to that business, then follow the instructions onscreen to reach the expenses section.
  • If you see the [Name], what kind of self-employment work do you do? step, answer the question, then select Continue. Follow the instructions onscreen to reach the expenses section.

You've finished the expenses section when you reach the [Name], did you have any fixed assets step.

  1. Select Find (or the magnifying glass icon) from the TurboTax menu.
  2. In the Find window, type Self-employment, select it from the list of results, then select Go.
  3. On the Your Self-employment Profile for 20xx step, select all of the checkboxes that apply to you, then select Continue.
  4. Follow the instructions onscreen to reach the expenses section.
  5. You've finished the expenses section when you reach the [Name], here’s your capital cost allowance for your assets step.

Make sure you have receipts for all expenses claimed (for example, for gas and repairs). The CRA may ask you to provide them to prove your claims.

Related information:

Where do I claim my employment expenses in the CD/download edition of TurboTax?

Employment Expenses Tax Info Centre

Where do I claim meal, lodging, and employment expenses as a transport employee?

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What is the Canada Employment Amount and who can claim it?

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