HMRC has recently launched a new online portal that allows workers to claim tax relief for working at home, with more than 54,800 making a claim.
Launched on 1st October, it has been created to process tax relief on additional expenses for employed workers who have been told to work from home by their employer during the pandemic.
Eligible taxpayers 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 would receive £1.20 a week in tax relief (20% of £6 a week) towards the cost of their household bills. Higher rate taxpayers would therefore receive £2.40 a week (40% of £6 a week).