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Hi All

 

Can anyone confirm I have put the home working allowance in the correct place.  I have a client who works from home for her employer, she has never claimed the home working allowance and receives no compensation from her employer.  She wishes to claim back to May 2017.

I have calculated the amount due at £6 per week for the year 2019-20 and £4 per week for the two year previous (can anyone confirm it was £4 in 2017-18).  I have put the total amount in the box for other expenses and capital allowance on the employment page of her self assessment with a note to show how the amount is made up.  Is this correct?

 

Thanks

Jane

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JC.BKS said:

Hi All

 

Can anyone confirm I have put the home working allowance in the correct place.  I have a client who works from home for her employer, she has never claimed the home working allowance and receives no compensation from her employer.  She wishes to claim back to May 2017.

I have calculated the amount due at £6 per week for the year 2019-20 and £4 per week for the two year previous (can anyone confirm it was £4 in 2017-18).  I have put the total amount in the box for other expenses and capital allowance on the employment page of her self assessment with a note to show how the amount is made up.  Is this correct?

 

Thanks

Jane


 Hi Jane

 

If using the postal self-asssement form, then yes that is the correct method.

 

For the online self-assement form, the home working allowance should be claimed via the "Using your home as an office' section which has two boxes:

1) Amount paid by you - for the home working allowance amount being claimed

2) Amount repaid to you by the employer. - for the home working allowance amount paid by the employer.##

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Thanks BlueGreen

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Hi

 

I am fairly sure that the rate changed April 2020 to £6/week

so for 2019-2020 it should still be the old rate of £4/week.

How much you can claim

You can either claim tax relief on:

  • £6 a week from 6 April 2020 (for previous tax years the rate is £4 a week) - you will not need to keep evidence of your extra costs

https://www.gov.uk/tax-relief-for-employees/working-at-home

 

Good luck

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Kirsty'sCounting said:

Hi

 

I am fairly sure that the rate changed April 2020 to £6/week

so for 2019-2020 it should still be the old rate of £4/week.

How much you can claim

You can either claim tax relief on:

  • £6 a week from 6 April 2020 (for previous tax years the rate is £4 a week) - you will not need to keep evidence of your extra costs

https://www.gov.uk/tax-relief-for-employees/working-at-home

 

Good luck


 You are so right Kirstie, thanks for that, I think I forgot what year i was in.

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