Working from Home 2021 - The Tax Issues - 2 March 2021 (On Demand)


Includes new content – for employees and the self-employed working from home

Working from home is more popular than ever, with hybrid working already a permanent feature for many businesses. If structured correctly, legitimate tax savings can be obtained when working from home.

A number of tax issues and opportunities exist. These include:

  • Deductions for self-employed, and tax-free payments to employees.
  • What costs qualify?
  • The new square metre rate method.
  • Determinations EE001 and EE002: Exempt payments to employees for use of telecommunication tools, and for working from home during Covid-19.
  • How does working from home impact FBT and motor vehicle reimbursement options.
  • Does a home office eliminate the need to pay FBT on a car driven home for work purposes?
  • Other home office issues including: GST treatment, home offices creating a NZ permanent establishment / branch, and does a home office impact the sale of the home (for example, Brightline exemptions)?


2 March 2021


A comprehensive overview of the tax rules surrounding the use of a home office and working from home.


Employers, self-employed, accountants and lawyers, and those who work from home.


Maurits van den Berg, Senior Manager - Tax, Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Auckland Limited

1.25 CPD Hours

  • On Demand Event
    Complete online in your own time (Self-paced)
    • $195.00 excl. GST

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