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Working from home? You may be entitled to tax relief on your expenses!

You may be able to claim tax relief for additional household costs if you have to work at home on a regular basis, either for all or part of the week. This includes if you have to work from home because of coronavirus (COVID-19).


If you choose to work from home, unfortunately you are not entitled to this claim.


How much you can claim?


You can either claim tax relief on:

  • £6 a week from 6 April 2020 (for previous tax years the rate is £4 a week) - you will not need to keep evidence of your extra costs

  • the exact amount of extra costs you’ve incurred above the weekly amount - you’ll need evidence such as receipts, bills or contracts

You’ll get tax relief based on the rate at which you pay tax. For example, if you pay the 20% basic rate of tax and claim tax relief on £6 a week you would get £1.20 per week in tax relief (20% of £6).


To see if you're eligible or you'd like to make a claim, please use the following link, using the Gov website.


https://www.gov.uk/tax-relief-for-employees/working-at-home



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