Updated: Feb 18, 2022
Self-employed & employer are allowed to use Section 139 of the Internal Revenue Code https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rr-03-12.pdf. Payments for personal, family, funeral expenses resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic are tax deductible expenses for the employer & and non-taxable for employees. Employers are not required to issue a 1099 or W2 for reasonable & necessary expenses paid to their employees due to the disaster & there’s no limitation on the amount paid.
Work from home expenses, such as creating a home office, increased utilities expenses, childcare & tutoring cost, virtual learning, unreimbursed health related expenses, and a lot. Employer aren’t required to maintain a policy, but written records are recommended.