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dewilliams1337
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Why are employment expenses not being calculated properly - it looks like only the supplies portion of the form is being entered as employment expenses?

When filling out the employment expenses form for working from home due to COVID (detailed method), only the value entered for 'Supplies' makes any difference on what is calculated for 'employment expenses'. I can't see the T777S that is filled out behind the scenes but it seems like Line 5 is not being calculated correctly.
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Why are employment expenses not being calculated properly - it looks like only the supplies portion of the form is being entered as employment expenses?

One of the common reasons for the employment expenses not to be calculated properly is due the box 12. Box 12 has to be filled and the CRA calculator must be used to get the proper amount to enter. 

 

Please follow these links, for further details:

T777-s Statement of Employment Expenses for Working at Home Due to COVID-19  

Home office expenses for employees. How to claim 

 

Thank you for using TurboTax.

dewilliams1337
New Member

Why are employment expenses not being calculated properly - it looks like only the supplies portion of the form is being entered as employment expenses?

Thank for the suggestion. However, line 12 makes no difference, whether I put the correct number, or $20, or $20000, the results are the same. The only box on that form that actually changes how much is being calculated for my final employment expenses is Line 1.

amitvilla2004
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Why are employment expenses not being calculated properly - it looks like only the supplies portion of the form is being entered as employment expenses?

II face same issue. Have you been able to find a solution

dewilliams1337
New Member

Why are employment expenses not being calculated properly - it looks like only the supplies portion of the form is being entered as employment expenses?

My solution was to use a different free tax software that works 🙂

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