mix working fully from home and semi from home

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Hello,

 

In 2020, because of Corona lockdowns I had a mix of working in the office, fully from home and mainly from home. I had/have a dedicated room for home office. I look in the forum and also different websites but I got more confused how I should fill tax form (Anlage N - Werbungskosten). I could divide my working time in 2020 to the following slots. Could you please advice for each of them what I should enter as "erster Tätigkeitsstätte", "Arbeitstage je Woche" and which costs and up to how much are accepted:

 

  1. From 01.01 till 14.03 - fully working in the office: this part is clear and is like last years
    1. erster Tätigkeitsstätte: company address 
    2. Arbeitstage je Woche: 5 days
    3. costs: mainly transportation costs
  2. From 15.03 till 14.07: fully from home (5 days per week) and order from my employer was working from home. Is the following entries correct?
    1. erster Tätigkeitsstätte: my home address 
    2. Arbeitstage je Woche: 5 days
    3. costs:
      1. partial rent and utility costs: can the total cost be claimed?
      2.  transportation costs can't be claimed although I paid the monthly DB fees based on my yearly contract with them. right?
  3. From 15.07 till 31.12: mainly from home (4 days per week from home and 1 days per week in the office) and recommendation from employer was working from home as much as possible. Is the following entries correct?
    1. erster Tätigkeitsstätte: my home address 
    2. Arbeitstage je Woche: 5 days or should I enter 4 and enter another Tätigkeitsstätte with company address and 1 day/week for the same time slot?
    3. costs:
      1. partial rent and utility costs: should I calculate it for 4 days or 5? can the total cost be claimed?
      2. transportation costs: can it be claimed since I paid the monthly DB fees based on my yearly contract with them and went to the office 1 day per week? if so, should I make another Tätigkeitsstätte with company address and 1 day/week for the same time slot?

Could you advice how Werbungskosten should be entered for slot 2. and 3.? Should slot 3. be divided to two? Can the transportation cost be claimed for slot 3.? or should slot 2 and 3 get combined since "erster Tätigkeitsstätte" is my home?

Thank you in advance.

 

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