Working from Home Tax Rebates
No-Win No-Fee Working from Home Tax Rebates from U-Tax
If you are an employee who is required to work at home for a specific period you will be eligible to claim tax relief for any extra expenses you incur to your household budget as a direct result. Some people have claimed up to £676!
What kind of things does a Working from Home Tax Rebate cover?
A Working from Home Tax Rebate covers any additional household expenses you might have as a result of working at home. Things like:
- Gas and electricity for heating and lighting
- Business calls from home
- Using your own printer paper or stationery
Unfortunately you will not be able to claim for any expenses towards your Working from Home Tax Rebate that could relate to both business and domestic use, so telephone line rental and internet access are not included.
How much could I get?
You can claim varying amounts for your working from home tax rebate but from 2012-13 onwards you can claim up to £4 per week if you’re an employee who’s paid on a weekly basis or £18 per month if you’re paid on a monthly basis. You do not need to provide proof of these amounts to claim tax relief.
If you wish to claim for amounts in excess of £4 per week or £18 per month you will be asked to show supporting evidence that these are business expenses.
For the periods 2008 – 2012 the guideline rate was £3 per week and for 2007-8 and earlier the rate was £2 per week.
What if I volunteer to work at home?
If you have entered into a voluntary arrangement with your employer under a “home working” arrangement that means you work at home on a regular basis, then you may be eligible to apply for tax relief on additional household expenses. If there is a recognizable pattern to your home working arrangements such as every second Monday and Tuesday spent working from home, and your employer agrees to contribute towards these expenses, then you can claim £4 per week, or more if you can show that your expenses are greater. However, if your employer does not contribute towards these expenses you won’t be able to get tax relief.
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All advice is free, if your claim is unsuccessful we won’t charge you. We will only retain a fee of 15% or £35 (whichever is greater) from any successful refund
What you can claim for.
If you have to work from home you can get tax relief for the extra household expenses that you have to pay. These include: the extra cost of gas and electricity to heat and light your work area, business telephone calls
You will not be able to get tax relief on domestic expenses that you’re paying such as your mortgage or council tax. You also won’t be able to get tax relief for expenses that relate to both business and private use, such as your telephone line bill or Internet access.
For amounts under the above guidelines you will not have to provide evidence.
What if you volunteer to work from home?
You might volunteer to work at home under a ‘homeworking arrangement’. A homeworking arrangement is an agreement with your employer that you’ll work at home on a regular basis.
If you volunteer to work from home it doesn’t mean that you are required to work from home every day but there must be a regular pattern. An example could be three days at home and two days in work each week. The work you do at home must be work that you’re required to do as part of your employment.
If this is something that you do, your employer can contribute towards your expenses for working at home – £4.00 per week or more if you can show that you had to spend more than that. You won’t have to pay tax and National Insurance contributions on the amount. However, if your employer doesn’t contribute you can’t get tax relief for your expenses of working at home.
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