Claiming for work-related expenses

The tax office is now open for claims from employees that have incurred work-related costs for the year to 5 April 2021 and have not been – and will not be – reimbursed by their employers.

How to make a claim – the DIY approach

You can claim online, by post or by phone.

This will involve completing application forms and you will need full details of money you have laid out in the tax year.

You can also claim for previous years within the permitted deadlines.

And if this process seems like too much trouble, we can help…

 

How much can you claim?

There are two choices. You can either gather all the receipts and other evidence to support your claim or you can claim HMRC’s flat rate allowances.

You will need to check that flat rate claims are available, but they generally cover expense claims for uniforms, work clothing and tools.

What can you claim for?

You can claim for:

  • Using your own vehicle for business mileage
  • Paying costs for using a company vehicle
  • Hotel and meal expenses
  • Use of your own home (providing a home office workspace for example)
  • Uniforms, work clothing and tools

In fact, if your employer has asked you to pay for any costs associated with your work for that employer, you should be able to make a claim if you have not been reimbursed.

 

We can help.

If you are unsure how to work out what you can claim for or how to make a claim we can help. Please call so we can discuss your options.

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