Can I write off my rent? What you need to know about tax write-offs while working from home during the coronavirus

It’s a weird tax year.

The filing deadline for 2019 is in mid-July, many workers have been eking out a professional existence from their kitchen tables for months, and school and childcare seem like distant memories.

It’s also led to a lot of tax questions: Can I write off my rent or mortgage if I’m working from home? What about that ergonomically correct chair I just bought to save my back?

We consulted Nathan Rigney, lead tax research analyst at H&R Block’s Tax Institute, to get to the bottom of some queries that have come up during this very

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