Working at home may have consequences for taxpayers

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September 2020


Many employees who normally work in an office are working at home as a result of the need for social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis.  Employees may be incurring additional expenses, for example for supplies and equipment, that employers may be paying or reimbursing.  Other expenses normally incurred, such as for commuting, are saved.  Some individuals working at home have created a home office space.   These and other activities may have significant tax consequences for taxpayers.

The takeaway

Working at home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic may have tax consequences that employers, employees, and other individual taxpayers should be aware of.

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Christine Turgeon

Partner, Federal Tax Services Leader, PwC US

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