We know that the eligibility criteria for claiming tax relief on work expenses can sometimes be confusing but, given that the cost of living has increased dramatically this year, it is important that everyone is able to claim tax relief on eligible work-related expenses.
HMRC have stated that they want to encourage employees to claim money they’re entitled to using their online service.
It’s worth noting that some employees can get tax relief on expenses their employer has not reimbursed them for. This includes things like:
- uniforms and work clothing
- buying equipment
- professional fees and subscriptions
- using their own vehicles for work travel (this does not mean their journey from home to work)
- working from home
The first step in making a claim is checking you are eligible, and you can easily do this using HMRC’s eligibility checker.
If you qualify, then you can go straight ahead and claim using your Government Gateway account. If you do not have a Government Gateway Account you can set one up and then start your claim which is usually quick and straight forward.
There are also other ways to make sure you keep more cash in your pocket, such as Tax-Free Childcare, marriage allowance, Child Benefit and more.
You can check what financial support is available from HMRC by clicking here.