Government’s working from home tax relief allows you to claim for expenses incurred whilst working from home

The government’s working from home tax relief has been reviewed due to the coronavirus pandemic. With more people being required to work from home due to local restrictions and national lockdowns, HMRC have updated their system to allow people to claim the entire tax year, regardless of the period of time spent working at home.

Under the latest changes if you have been required to work at home from 6th April 2020 you could be entitled to claim tax relief from HMRC for added expenses, such as heating, electricity or office supplies.

Who can claim

  • Taxpayers who have been required to work from home for at least one day since 6th April 2020 (you cannot claim tax relief if you choose to work from home)
  • Taxpayers who work from home part of the week but still go into work the rest of the week
  • Taxpayers who have not received a working from home expense of up to £6 off their employer

What you can claim

  • Basic rate taxpayers (20%) can claim £1.20 a week, over the year that is £62.40
  • Higher rate taxpayers (40%) can claim £2.40 a week, over the year that is £124.80
  • Top rate taxpayers (45%) can claim £2.70 a week, over the year that is £140.40

How to claim

Visit gov.uk website and answer a few quick questions to see if you are eligible.

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