Are you an employee who sometimes works from home? You may be able to claim deductions for some of the expenses you incur, provided you are not reimbursed by your employer. Running expenses, such as heating and lighting costs are only deductible if you exclusively use these services while working at home. There are two ways to calculate your deduction: either a rate of 52 cents per hour to cover all running expenses, or you can claim the work-related proportion of actual expenses incurred by keeping records. For phone calls, text messages and internet you can claim up to $50. Talk to us about claiming expenses and keeping records to protect you in the event of an ATO audit.