December 16, 2020
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Updates Personal Deduction Policy Requiring Substantiation Of Business Usage Of Cellphone For Work From Home Deduction
Toronto, 16th December 2020 – The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) updated its policy for Work From Home tax deductions related to business use of personal cellphone plans.
The CRA continues to maintain that only the documented and substantiated business usage of a personal cellphone plan may be claimed as a legitimate employee tax deduction.
The CRA has updated their guidance stating that only documented and substantiated long distance usage that is business related may be claimed.
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The new guidance can be found in the following links to the new forms that the Canadian government requires as of their December 15th 2020 update :