Working from home tax relief
When your job means you have to work from your home, there’s a good chance you’re owed some tax back from HMRC. With the COVID-19 pandemic changing the way many of us are working, a lot of people are missing out on the Working from Home tax refunds they’re owed.
It doesn’t matter what you do for a living. As long as you’re taxed through the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system, working from home can mean a tax refund based on some of your everyday expenses. Here’s what you need to know:
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What is working from home tax relief?
When your employer tells you to work from home, HMRC says you can qualify for a tax refund. Like most refunds, what you get will depend on the kinds of work costs you’re reaching into your own pocket for.
Not every penny you’re shelling out in home expenses will count toward your Working from Home tax rebate, naturally. Even so, it’s never a good idea to leave money in the taxman’s hands that ought to be in yours.
What can I claim for?
Which working from home expenses count for a tax refund?
In general, Working from Home tax relief covers essential day-to-day expenses like your basic utilities (gas, electricity and water) and any business phone calls you’re paying for. If it sounds like it’ll take a lot of effort and gruelling paperwork to claim for those, it really won’t. WorkCosts4RU can take care of the whole process online in minutes!
How much can I get?
How much will I get for my working from home tax rebate?
HMRC’s rules say you’re entitled to Working from Home tax relief for 2021/2022 based on expenses of £6 per week. In real terms, that means a refund of £1.20 per week. It might not sound like a lot, but it mounts up over time. Given the other Working from Home expenses that can add to your refund, you could easily find yourself owed hundreds of pounds over a year.
What’s more, you’re allowed to claim back tax for up to 4 years. If you’ve never claimed a tax refund before, you could be surprised how much you’re owed by now.
How do I claim?
How do I claim my working from home tax rebate?
Claiming back what you’re owed is simple, safe and stress-free with WorkCosts R4U. Just get in touch and we’ll take care of the whole process for you.