Do you work at home? If so, you’re one of the almost 10 million people who work from home and can benefit from the tax-free allowance of £6 per week (£26 per month) which their employer may choose to pay.

Employers can reimburse larger amounts to home-based employees if they can prove that their increased variable costs from working at home, including heating, exceed £6 per week. If you do not receive a homeworking allowance and you are required to work at home by your employer, you can claim a tax deduction of £6 per week from HMRC. However there are terms and conditions to consider here.

Where your extra costs of working at home are higher than £6 per week you can claim a deduction from HMRC for the actual additional costs, and you can claim the homeworking deduction on your self-assessment tax return or by using the online form P87. Where a similar claim has been made in an earlier year you can easily renew that claim by phoning HMRC.

We can help you calculate the additional costs of working at home. Get in touch today if you require assistance.