Claiming tax relief for working from home

Your employees may be able to claim tax relief for additional household costs if they have to work at home on a regular basis, either for all or part of the week. Additional costs include heating, metered water bills or business calls that have been incurred wholly, exclusively and necessarily as a direct result of working from home. They don’t include costs that would stay the same whether employees are working at home or in an office.

Your employees can apply quickly and easily using the HMRC online service, which is now open for claims covering periods up to 5 April 2022. For more information go to www.GOV.UK and search ‘tax relief job expenses’.

Employees who have to complete a Self Assessment tax return will need to claim working from home expenses through the employment income pages of their tax return instead of the digital service.