Planning Your Tax Properly
Working from home (WFH) tax relief was created to help people recover extra costs they might have accrued while working from home during the pandemic, but not everyone fits into the criteria.
To be eligible to claim you must first be certain that you:
You can double check if you qualify with the government tool. https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/claim-tax-relief-expenses/only-claiming-working-from-home-tax-relief
How much will you receive?
Making a Claim
When making the claim, ensure you have the following to hand:
Once you have completed the form, your PAYE code will automatically change, and your employer will be notified. Rebates for the current year will be reflected by a slightly smaller amount of tax being withheld from your earnings. If you are claiming for the last tax year, this will be paid as a lump sum.
The WFH Tax Relief was brought in following the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions which caused many people to work from home when they did not need to before. It has always been possible to claim income tax relief on certain employment expenses. You can find out more about how to do that here.
If you’d like to know more about Self-Assessments and how we can help you, contact us.
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