Does working from home change tax implications for businesses and employees?
- May 11, 2021
- David Greene
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An employee’s work from home status will change certain tax implications for both employer and employee. While home office expenses have not been allowed as a deduction for employees since 2018, this year employers can help employees by buying equipment and giving it to the employee to use, which will qualify as a deduction for the business. The employee can also enter into an Accountable Plan. The employer can reimburse the employee for certain home office expenses and that money is tax-free to the employee and a deduction to the employer. Finally, the employer can make qualified disaster relief payments to the employee, which fall under the same status as an Accountable Plan.