Salaried Employee Works From Home - Can he Claim House Expenses?
My husband is a salaried employee with a corporation. He doesn't have an office and actually works from home each day (with the exception of the occasional meeting where he goes to the company's head office). The company covers our internet bill because he has to have a whole office set up and they give him a blackberry for calls. My question is, is there somewhere on the tax return that we can claim additional expenses related to the house? Since he started working from home I've noticed that both our gas and electricity have gone up because he's home all day. We now have to keep the heat on all day and use electricity. Logically, it seems like we should be able to claim something but tax laws don't always follow logic...... A few years back when he was business for self, we claimed a portion of everything since his office was in our home. I'm just not sure if there's any mechanism within the tax return to do the same thing (to a certain extent) for a salaried employee.
Thanks for any input