‘Work from home’ tax relief

Employees who have worked from home during the pandemic but are now returning to offices can still claim tax relief on household expenses for this tax year.

HMRC is actually pushing information out about this, specifically targeting people who worked from home for the first time due to the pandemic.

From the HMRC website:

“Since April, almost 800,000 employees who have been working from home during the pandemic, have already claimed tax relief on household-related costs, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed.

The saving is worth up to £125 per year for each employee, and eligible workers can claim the full year’s entitlement if they have been told to work from home by their employer, even if it has been for one day during the tax year.

Employees who have either returned to working in an office since early April or are preparing for their return can still claim the working from home tax relief and benefit from the full year’s relief for the 2021 to 2022 tax year.”

Self-employed Sole Traders will have already have been doing this, and the Bectu Freelance Tax Guide offers detailed advice on how to do it. But for employees, this may be a bit of free money that is lying unclaimed. You can claim this here.

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