Personal Tax Services: Claim Tax Relief For Employment Related Expenses
Did you know that you might be able to claim tax relief for employment for up to 4 years and for even PAYE enrolled employment, if you:
you use your own money for things that you must buy for your job
you only use these things for your work
You cannot claim tax relief if your employer either gives you:
all the money back
an alternative, for example your employer gives you a laptop but you want a different type or model.
To claim employment related expenses tax relief, you must have paid tax in the year you want to claim for. You’ll get tax relief based on what you’ve spent and the rate at which you pay tax.
If you spent £6,000 and pay tax at a rate of 20% in that year, the tax relief you can claim is £1,200.
For some claims, you must keep records of what you’ve spent. You must claim within 4 years of the end of the tax year that you spent the money.
If your claim is for the current tax year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will usually make any adjustments needed through your tax code.
If your claim is for previous tax years, HMRC will either make adjustments through your tax code or give you a tax refund.