If you have been working from home due to Covid-19 for any period this year, did you know you can claim tax relief?
This is to help pay for the extra on the heating, gas, electric and maybe even internet. This means that your tax code will be changed to accommodate the entitlement to tax relief for these purposes – so you should see what you get paid at the end of each month increase.
HMRC have recently revamped their system in light of the Covid-19 pandemic when it comes to claiming tax relief. The new microservice for working from home due to Covid-19 is simplified and quick to access with a government gateway account.
If you have worked from home for a even a day during this time you can claim tax relief for this year:
HMRC says: “We recognise that the working-from-home situation is very fluid this year, so we’re accepting claims for the full year’s expenses. That includes even if people have only worked from home for some of the year, to avoid needing to contact us if you have to work from home again.”
– Quoted from blog.moneysavingexpert.com
If your employer requires you to work at home, you can – and always have been able to – claim for increased costs due to working from home, eg, heating and electricity.
On the HMRC website it will check your eligibility for tax relief, then the new microservice takes a couple of minutes and you’re all set. If you’ve already applied and think you may miss out – read the article from Martin Lewis below for more information.