How to file a deduction for a second home for work in MyTax

  1. Select Tax returns and tax information under Activities.

  2. Select the year 2019.

  3. Select Pre-completed tax return.

  4. Select Correct.

  5. On the first page, you will see your own details. Go to the section Pre-completed income and deductions.

  6. Check that your pre-completed income and deductions are correct. If you have filed a deduction for a second home for work previously for your tax card or tax return, you can see it here. In this stage, you can correct details or file a new deduction for a second home for work. Continue from step 8 of these instructions.

    If you have no deduction for a second home for work in the section Pre-completed income and deductions, proceed to Other deductions.

  7. Select Yes for Deduction for second home for work. Then click Add new second home for work.

  8. Enter details on the second home and your place of work.

    • If you have rented the second home because of another primary place of work, select Yes.
    • Check that the address of your permanent home has been entered correctly.
    • Enter the distance between your place of work and your permanent home in full kilometres.
    • Enter the distance between your second home for work and your permanent home in full kilometres.
    • Select whether you live in your permanent home alone or together with your spouse and/or underage children.
    • Fill in how the second home is used and how much rent you pay.
    • Enter each time period as full months and the monthly rent you have paid.

    Finally, give your assurance that you have not been paid any tax-exempt allowance or benefit for your second home for work based on living in a locality other than where your home is located (such as tax-exempt housing allowance).

  9. Once everything is correct, click OK. Proceed to Preview and send.

  10. Recheck the details.

    If you want to continue later, click Save as unfinished.

    If everything is correct, click Submit.

  1. Select Tax cards and prepayments under Activities.

  2. Select the year 2020. Then click on Deduction for second home for work.

  3. If you also want to request a new tax card where the deduction for second home for work has already been considered in the tax rate, select Request a new tax card. (See the instructions: Ordering a tax card in MyTax)

    If you do not want to request a new tax card, select Report deduction only.

    When you only report the deduction, the details you file will automatically show in your next request for a tax card or prepayments and in the pre-completed tax return. The credit will be taken into account in the tax rate of the next tax card or afterwards in the final tax assessment (in the amount of tax refund or back taxes).

  4. You can file details by clicking Add a new second home for work.

  5. Enter details on the second home and your place of work.

    • If you have rented the second home because of another primary place of work, select Yes.
    • Check that the address of your permanent home has been entered correctly.
    • Enter the distance between your place of work and your permanent home in full kilometres.
    • Enter the distance between your second home for work and your permanent home in full kilometres.
    • Select whether you live in your permanent home alone or together with your spouse and/or underage children.
    • Fill in how the second home is used and how much rent you pay. Enter each time period as full months and the monthly rent you have paid.
    • Finally, give your assurance that you have not been paid any tax-exempt allowance or benefit for your second home for work based on living in a locality other than where your home is located (such as tax-exempt housing allowance).

    After you have entered all the details, click OK.

  6. If everything is correct, click Submit.