2020 Tax Year - T2200S
Request, Confirm or Download T2200S (Employee Self-Service Portal)
Due to work from home requirements relating to the COVID-19, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) recently announced two methods available to individuals claiming home-based work expenses relating to the 2020 tax year:
- Temporary simplified method
Under this method, employees who worked at home due to COVID-19 more than 50% of the time for at least four consecutive weeks during the pandemic, can claim an amount of $2 per working day (up to a maximum deduction of $400). This simplified method does not require you to obtain a T2200/T2200S form or maintain documented receipts to validate your claim.
- Detailed claim method
This method will require individual to provide additional detail to calculate the deduction and maintain documented receipts. To make a detailed claim, an individual will require a T2200S confirmation of employment form. Upon request, the University of Guelph will issue a T2200S form for individuals required to work from home due to COVID-19, to validate the conditions of employment.
Employees are encouraged to consult the Canada Revenue Agency or income tax professionals prior to requesting a T2200S and for any questions regarding their ability to claim home office expenses.
T2200S REQUEST FORM PROCESS
For employees wishing to request a T2200S, the new online request form is available on the Human Resources Employee Self Service Portal
As part of the request process:
- Employees must complete the request form and submit to their manager, department head or authorized delegate.
- Managers, department head or authorized delegates are asked to confirm to the best of their knowledge, the information provided on the request form.
- Completed requests forms authorized by Human Resources will be available for download through the Employee Self-Service portal by February 28th, 2021.
Please note an authorized form only validates that there is a condition of employment requiring an employee to work from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. An authorized form does not specify or provide the value of eligible deductions, as that is a personal tax matter. In the event of a CRA audit, individuals must prepare and present valid proof of any deductions they have claimed.
If you have any questions regarding the T2200S Request form please contact Shelley Ussher -Manager, Payroll Services at email@example.com