Although many workers are starting to gradually return to the office, employees are being reminded that they are still able to claim tax relief for the time that they were working from home.
Figures show that since April, nearly 800,000 employees who have been using their home as a work base during the pandemic, have already claimed tax relief on household related costs.
Worth up to £125 per year for each person, those who have either returned to working in an office since early April or are preparing for their return can still claim the working from home tax relief and benefit from the full year’s relief for 2021/22.
If you were required to work from home in the 2020/21 tax year and didn’t make a claim, it’s worth noting that HMRC will accept backdated claims for up to four years.
Myrtle Lloyd, HMRC’s Director General for Customer Services, said, “More people are getting back to office working now, but it’s not too late to apply for tax relief on household expenses if they’ve been working from home during the pandemic.
“It’s quick and easy to check if you’re eligible and apply online – go to GOV.UK and search ‘working from home tax relief’.”
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