Claiming tax relief on work related expenses
Employees may be able to get tax relief on expenses if employers haven’t already reimbursed them. 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
Anyone can check if they’re eligible to claim on GOV.UK and if they are, they can set up a Government Gateway user ID to access their personal tax account and claim online.
There are companies who will make a claim on an individual’s behalf. Their fees can be up to 50% of the refund and may also include an administration charge.
The benefit of applying to HMRC through GOV.UK is that individuals get to keep all the money they’re entitled to.