Working from home tax relief

5th January 2021

For the 2020/21 tax year an employee may now receive up to £6 per week tax free payments to cover the costs from working from home such as electricity, heating and water costs. This has increased for the £4 weekly rate that was included in the previous tax year. This cost will also be tax deductible for the employer.

If the employee does not receive this from their employer they may make a claim for this expense on their tax return or in writing to HMRC.

There is a potential to claim more, if the actual costs incurred from working from home are greater. However, any claims in excess of the approved flat rate of £6 per week will need to be supported.

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