Payroll Legislation

Can Employees Get Tax Relief on Working From Home?

Legislation

Can Employees Get Tax Relief on Working From Home?

Due Date

Ongoing

Summary

Employees may incur certain household costs if they have to work at home on a regular basis.

Additional costs include things like heating, metered water bills or business calls, that they can demonstrate have been incurred wholly, exclusively and necessarily as a direct result of working from home. They do not include costs that would stay the same whether they are working at home or in an office.

If you don’t already reimburse your employees for these costs, they may be eligible to claim tax relief on them. They can claim quickly  and simply using HMRC’s online service.

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

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