Employees can claim Tax Relief for working at Home due to Coronavirus

HMRC have confirmed that employees can claim tax relief for working at home due to Coronavirus for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 and tax years.

HMRC have an online portal allowing individuals to make the claim or if the individual files a self-assessment tax return, the individual will need to make the claim on the tax return.

The claim is either a fixed rate of £6 per week from 6 April 2020 or if higher, can be based on the extra qualifying costs that have been incurred.

HMRC provide further detail on the available claim on their website: https://www.gov.uk/tax-relief-for-employees/working-at-home

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Lambert Chapman Chartered Accountants

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