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dianemhennessy
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Should I claim my covid work from home credit of $2 per day on form T-777s on the premier version of turbotax? There's no place to enter this info

 
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Should I claim my covid work from home credit of $2 per day on form T-777s on the premier version of turbotax? There's no place to enter this info

You can claim the Flat Rate for working from home due to COVID in every version of TurboTax. To do so please see this FAQ from TurboTax and select which software you are using for how-to instructions.

Employment Expenses Tax Info Centre 

 

CRA allows all employees who worked from home during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 to claim up to $400 in employment expenses at a flat rate as a tax deduction. 

 

For the flat rate method to be activated in TurboTax Online, you enter your T4 and scroll down to the bottom where you will be asked: Will you claim employment expenses for working at home due to COVID-19 for income on this T4? NEW! Please say YES to this question. 

You will then click on Employment Expenses found lower in the menu on the left side of the screen. On the Employment Expenses Profile page, check the option: I didn't receive either form from my employer. On the next screen Check the flat rate method and enter the number of days you worked from home.

 

For more information, please follow the following links:

 

Thank you for using TurboTax.

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ClaudiaN
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Should I claim my covid work from home credit of $2 per day on form T-777s on the premier version of turbotax? There's no place to enter this info

Yes, the T777s is also available on the premier version of TurboTax. We can certainly guide you to claim the working from home expenses. Please be aware that to claim this deduction you have to meet the eligibility criteria. You can visit the following link to check if you are eligible: Eligibility criteria - Temporary flat rate method 

 

Please find below the steps in TurboTax online:

  1. Go to the top right of your return and click on "Find"
  2. Type "Employment Expenses" in the search bar and click on "GO"
  3. If you meet the conditions to be able to claim expenses press “Yes”
  4. In employment expenses, there will be a section of question that you have to answer
  5. After you complete the questions, you will be asked how you would like to file your employment expenses. Then you have to select “Flat rate method”.
  6. Type the number of days you worked from home in 2020 due to COVID-19 and click on “Continue”
  7. Scroll down and click on Continue

Once you finish this process you will find the amount claimed ($400) by going on the top left and click on “2020 Balance Due”

After Click on View detailed tax summary

Go under Net Income look at line 22900 Other employment expenses

 

If you are using the CD/Download version and need further direction, please visit the following link.

Employment Expenses Tax Info Centre

 

Thank you for using TurboTax

Assistant
Level 4

Should I claim my covid work from home credit of $2 per day on form T-777s on the premier version of turbotax? There's no place to enter this info

You can claim the Flat Rate for working from home due to COVID in every version of TurboTax. To do so please see this FAQ from TurboTax and select which software you are using for how-to instructions.

Employment Expenses Tax Info Centre 

 

CRA allows all employees who worked from home during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 to claim up to $400 in employment expenses at a flat rate as a tax deduction. 

 

For the flat rate method to be activated in TurboTax Online, you enter your T4 and scroll down to the bottom where you will be asked: Will you claim employment expenses for working at home due to COVID-19 for income on this T4? NEW! Please say YES to this question. 

You will then click on Employment Expenses found lower in the menu on the left side of the screen. On the Employment Expenses Profile page, check the option: I didn't receive either form from my employer. On the next screen Check the flat rate method and enter the number of days you worked from home.

 

For more information, please follow the following links:

 

Thank you for using TurboTax.

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