Last year an online portal was launched allowing employees to claim tax relief for working at home. The portal was set up to process tax relief on additional expenses for employed workers who have been told to work from home by their employer (in line with Government directive) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, HMRC has recently reminded employees who are working from home that they will need to make new claims for tax relief for the 2021/22 tax year.
Employees who have not received the working from home expenses payment direct from their employer can apply to receive the tax relief from HMRC. HMRC has also confirmed that the £6 per week payment is available in full, even if an employee splits their time between home and the office. The allowance is to cover tax-deductible additional costs that employees who are required to work from home have incurred, such as heating and lighting the workroom and business telephone calls.