AAPS Memo: UBC Finance Updates Regarding Work from Home Expenses

We have recently been alerted to an update on the UBC Finance website that may assist those who have not been reimbursed by your department for expenses relating to remote work equipment purchases.

The UBC Finance website says that:

“…the university will provide a one-time tax-free reimbursement of up to $400 for the purchase of certain equipment employees may have purchased, or need to purchase, in order to have a productive and ergonomically satisfactory remote working space.”

Here is the website link: https://finance.ubc.ca/payroll/your-taxes/claiming-employment-expenses (scroll down to the section Working from Home: COVID-19)

The website indicates that the deadline to submit claims is December 4, 2020.

Please review the UBC Finance website very carefully to understand:

  • what equipment is eligible
  • how to submit a claim for reimbursement
  • the claims deadline
  • who to contact with your questions.

The University has also posted their position on issuing T2200 statements. You can read the full explanation here: https://finance.ubc.ca/announcements/t2200-update-expenses-relating-working-home

We hope that the information provided by UBC helps answer your questions with regards to equipment reimbursement.

If you are concerned that you have incurred more expenses than the University is prepared to reimburse you for, please contact the AAPS Office for a confidential conversation about your specific situation.