Millions of Brits are still missing out on £125 refund due to working from home

With millions of Brits working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, household bills are high.

Expenses will have surged with heating and internet bills increasing for many workers at home.

But did you know you could claim tax back if you've been forced to work from home, even if it's just one day?

Anyone who has worked from home can get money back with nearly 800,000 Brits claiming the relief.

You can receive £125 per year if you have been told to work from home by your employer.

The working from tax relief became more widespread last year with more people forced out of their normal job location.

It is believed up to three million Brits are eligible for the tax, but so many people are still missing out.

Claims can be made for previous years, so if you haven't claimed for the past four years, you could be owed £500 in total.

Those who claim the working from home relief could receive £6 per week for the current tax year.

Over the course of the year, it adds up to £62.40, for anyone earning between £12,500 and £50,000.

If you pay higher tax, your relief will be worth 40% or £2.40 per week.

This would add to £124.80 for a year and is available to anyone who earns more than £50,000 per year.

You won't be able to claim the tax back if your employer is covering your work from home expenses already.

And you can't claim if you're self-employed, since you work for yourself.

  • Little known tax break could save Brits £250 a year with millions missing out

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To claim the working from home tax relief, HMRC has an online tool where you can submit your claim.

You will need a Government Gateway user ID and password which can be created online in less than 10 minutes.

Make sure you have your National Insurance number and a recent payslip, P60 or valid UK passport too.

Once the application has been approved, your tax code for the 2021/22 tax year will be adjusted automatically.

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