Claiming tax relief on work expenses
The cost of living increase means it’s never been more important for your employees to claim tax relief on work-related expenses. HMRC want to encourage employees to claim money they are entitled to using the HMRC online service.
You can support HMRC and your employees by passing on the useful messages below using your internal newsletters, websites, meetings, notice boards and other communication routes.
Message to employees
Some employees can get tax relief on expenses their employer has not reimbursed them for. This includes things like:
- uniforms and work clothing
- equipment purchases
- professional fees and subscriptions
- using their own vehicles for work travel (excluding their journey from home to work)
- working from home
The first step in making a claim is to check if you are eligible using the eligibility checker. If you qualify, then you can go ahead and make a claim using your Government Gateway account. If you do not have a Government Gateway account, it is easy to set one up. Submitting a claim is quick and straightforward.
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. Make sure you do not miss out!