“But right now – with many firms struggling – asking may be bad timing, so instead you can… Claim tax relief on £6/wk (worth £1.20/wk at 20% tax, £2.40/wk at higher rate).
“If your employer won’t pay expenses for your extra costs due to necessary working from home, but you have them, then you can ask for the amount to be deducted from your taxable income.
“To make the process easy, HMRC says that claims in line with the employers’ payment (ie, for £6/wk) will not need to justify that figure – meaning you won’t need to keep receipts or prove information.”
MoneySavingExpert added if you believe you have accrued higher costs by working from home, you may be able to claim more but you will need evidence to support this.
Published at Thu, 21 May 2020 08:42:00 +0000