Used more air-con during work from home? It's now easier to claim tax deduction, says Iras

The move to include work-from-home expenses comes as the Covid-19 pandemic drove much of Singapore's workforce to operate remotely last year. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
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SINGAPORE - Workers can claim tax deductions on expenses incurred while working from home last year, including the cost of air-conditioning and Wi-Fi.

The process of making such claims for year of assessment 2021 has been made easier for the current tax filing season, which started March 1 and ends on April 18, as calculations have been simplified to the difference between charges before and after working from home.

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