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  • Video transcript – Claiming a computer, phone or other electronic device as a work-related expense

    This transcript is for the video Home office expenses.

    If you’re an employee and required to use your computer, phone, tablet or other electronic device for work purposes, you may be able to claim a tax deduction.

    However, you must be able to demonstrate how you used the device for work and you can only claim the work-related proportion of your use, excluding any private use.

    You’ll also need to keep records to show how you worked out your claim, these can include phone and internet bills as well as bank statements.

    You can keep track of your deductions throughout the year using the ATO app. Download it now and make next year’s tax return even easier.

    Remember, claim the right amount – no more, no less.

    See also:

    • Go to to find out more about work-related expenses you can claim and your record keeping obligations.
      Last modified: 06 Oct 2016QC 40639