Tax relief for working from home

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Employers should make staff that are working from home aware of the tax relief available to them for expenses such as heating and lighting

If you’ve asked your employees to work from home, and you’ve not reimbursed them already, your employees may be entitled to claim tax relief on additional household expenses they’ve incurred, such as heating and lighting.

How much tax relief is available?

From 6 April 2020, this tax relief is based on £6 per week or £26 per month (£4 per week, or £18 per month before 6 April 2020).

Making a claim is easy, tell your employees to go to claim tax relief for your job expenses when working from home. It’s quick and secure, and those who are eligible will receive their full entitlement by an adjustment to their tax code.

First published 19 October 2020