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Home office expenses calculator

Work out your claim for work-related expenses you incur as a result of work you do from home as an employee.

Last updated 29 June 2023

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Home office calculator

Our Home office calculator will take between 5 and 20 minutes to use.

What you can do with this calculator

This calculator covers the 2013–14 to 2022–23 income years.

You can use either the revised fixed rate method or actual cost method to work out your deduction.

Your results are based on the information you provide and the rates available at the time of calculation. Use these results as an estimate and for guidance purposes only.

Expenses you can't claim

Employees generally can't claim occupancy expenses such as rent, mortgage interest, house insurance premiums, council and water rates and land taxes.

Employees who work at home can't claim costs:

  • for coffee, tea, milk and other general household items your employer may otherwise have provided you with at work
  • related to children and their education – this includes setting them up for online learning, teaching them at home or buying equipment such as iPads and desks
  • that you're reimbursed for, paid directly by your employer or the decline in value of items provided by your employer – for example, a laptop or a phone.

Choosing a calculation method

If you're an employee who works from home, you may be able to claim a deduction for expenses you incur relating to that work. These can be additional running expenses such as electricity, the decline in value of equipment or furniture and phone and internet expenses.

If your home is your principal place of business, you should refer to running your business from home.

For the 2022–23 income year there are 2 methods to calculate working from home expenses depending on your circumstances:

  • Revised fixed rate method
  • Actual cost method

You can use the method that will give you the best outcome. But make sure you meet the criteria and record-keeping requirements for the method you use.

What else you can do

Find out more about working from home expenses.

Prior year temporary shortcut method calculator

The shortcut method ended on 30 June 2022. To continue to claim deductions for working from home expenses after 30 June 2022 you will need to use either the revised fixed rate method or actual cost method.

Our Home office shortcut method calculator will take between 1 and 5 minutes to use.

Home office shortcut method calculator