The Claims Guys Legal could help you make a tax claim of up to £312 per year! If you have been required to work from home, even for just one day, then we may be able to claim tax back for the additional household costs associated with this. Including gas and electricity, metered water and business telephone calls/ internet.


What is the HMRC Working From Home Tax Relief and who is entitled to it?

If you are a UK tax-paying employee and were told to work at home by your employer because of COVID-19 and, as a result, your household costs have increased, you are eligible to claim the working from home tax relief.

HMRC received more than 3 million claims for this tax relief for the 2020 to 2021 tax year.

Myrtle Lloyd, HMRC’s Director General for Customer Services, said:
“Half a million people have already reduced their Income Tax this year by up to £125, by claiming tax relief on their working from home expenses. We want everyone eligible to benefit.”


How much Tax Relief can you claim as a result of this rebate scheme?

From 6 April 2020, the amount employers have been able to pay tax-free without employees having to provide evidence of an increased bill is up to £6 a week. Employees who have not received the working from home expenses payment direct from their employer can apply to receive the tax relief from HMRC.

Eligible customers can claim tax relief based on the rate at which they pay tax. For example, if an employed worker pays the 20% basic rate of tax and claims tax relief on £6 a week, they will receive £1.20 a week in tax relief (20% of £6 a week) towards the cost of their household bills.

Higher rate taxpayers would receive £2.40 a week (40% of £6 a week). Over the course of the year, this could mean customers can reduce the tax they pay by £62.40 or £124.80 respectively.

If employees were required to work from home last year but did not claim for the tax relief, they have not missed out; HMRC will accept backdated claims for up to 4 years. They will receive a lump sum payment for any successful backdated claims.


What’s next?

Our objective is to assist you with any  tax rebate due. When an employed taxpayer has paid too much tax during a financial tax year they may be eligible to claim some back.

We will conduct a review of the  information you provide and use our expertise and experience to assess whether you have a potential Claim. Throughout your Claim, we will keep you informed and provide clear updates as to the progress of your claim. If you want to make a Claim, you are not sure if you are eligible, or you just want to find out more, please contact us.