If Facebook Groups are your thing, join ours and let's make it as amazing and friendly as our forums!

Click here for HSfB's Facebook Group Image

Working from home due to COVID, even for a day? Claim a year's worth of tax relief

Discuss all things health and safety.

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
Jack Kane
HSfB Site Grand Shidoshi
HSfB Site Grand Shidoshi
Posts: 24936
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2004 12:13 am
17
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hsfb
Industry Sector: Oil and Gas/Manufacturing/Engineering
Occupation: Health, Safety and Radiation Advisor for TechnipFMC & HSfB Founder
Location: Sunny Bo'ness
Has thanked: 194 times
Been thanked: 130 times
Contact:

Working from home due to COVID, even for a day? Claim a year's worth of tax relief

Post by Jack Kane »

If you haven't seen this already please have a look. If you have worked from home because of coronavirus this year, even for just one day, you can claim tax relief for the whole year.

Taken from Martin Lewis of Money Saving Expert. It only took me a few minutes to go through the HMRC questions. You will need a Government Gateway ID to do it and if you don't have one yet, it's not difficult to set up which you can do through this claim process.

It might not sound much to some people but it's better in your pocket than the tax man's ;)

Required to work from home even for ONE DAY since 6 April 2020? You can claim tax relief for the WHOLE YEAR – worth £60 or £125.
Martin Lewis wrote:Back in October, we discovered HMRC had launched a brand new microservice which meant that even if you'd only been required to work at home for just one day this tax year, you'd automatically get the whole tax year's claim, regardless of how long you were at home for.

I was sceptical, so we checked, double-checked and treble-checked. It was kosher. I even phoned HMRC and got it to give me a direct quote: "We recognise that the working-from-home situation is very fluid this year, so we're accepting claims for the full year's expenses. That includes even if people have only worked from home for some of the year, to avoid needing to contact us if you have to work from home again."

In other words, it has been done, in part, as recognition that this year is very different, and, in part, to save HMRC's processing costs to stop people needing to put in multiple claims, having had to work at home, then not at home, then back at home again.

Since then I've been pushing it hard, both here and on my TV show, and this week (29 December 2020) it let me know my pushing had worked and around a staggering 1.4 million people have claimed. By the way, if you think "I don't feel I deserve it" – you could always claim it and donate it to a charity that does.

Already put a claim in for this tax year before the system changed? Don't worry, you won't miss out, but as I explain below you will need to take more action to get the whole amount.
Image


RoSPA Awards Ambassador and Mentor #RoSPAAwards #HSfB #Proud

There is no such thing as a "stupid" or "daft" health and safety question!
User avatar
Waterbaby
HSfB Moderator
HSfB Moderator
Posts: 4390
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:53 am
10
Industry Sector: Medical
Location: Ireland
Has thanked: 144 times
Been thanked: 279 times

Re: Working from home due to COVID, even for a day? Claim a year's worth of tax relief

Post by Waterbaby »

../. ../. clapclap
User avatar
wendolene26
HSfB Moderator
HSfB Moderator
Posts: 2292
Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:46 pm
9
Industry Sector: Oil and Gas
Location: Aberdeen
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 42 times

Re: Working from home due to COVID, even for a day? Claim a year's worth of tax relief

Post by wendolene26 »

Thanks for this. Our work told us about this a few months ago, so I duly logged on and completed the forms. Process completed, but no change to my tax code. After contacting HMRC, I was advised to recomplete the form (it looked completely different this time, so they've obviously made the process a lot easier!!) and this time it worked.

just a heads up for those who may have attempted this in the earlier days and not had any success.
You are only a millimetre or a millisecond away from the next incident.
Post Reply

 

HSfB Facebook Group Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Find us on on LinkedIn

Terms of Use Privacy Policy