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Ella77
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Does anybody know how to claim the working from home tax relief (for the year 2020-2021) through self assessment? I checked on the HMRC site and it says you have to claim it through your tax return form, but I can't see where.

https://www.gov.uk/tax-relief-for-emplo ... ng-at-home

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Ella77 wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:21 am Does anybody know how to claim the working from home tax relief (for the year 2020-2021) through self assessment? I checked on the HMRC site and it says you have to claim it through your tax return form, but I can't see where.

https://www.gov.uk/tax-relief-for-emplo ... ng-at-home

Thanks
I've just done this and it really wasn't evident. I looked and looked. Eventually I found the expenses bit when I went into my paye employment.
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Oh, the bit with capital allowances? Will try that, thanks. I don't have any (that I know of- not sure what they are).

Did you have to calculate the amount yourself, e.g. £6/week x 52?
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Ella77 wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:29 am Oh, the bit with capital allowances? Will try that, thanks. I don't have any (that I know of- not sure what they are).

Did you have to calculate the amount yourself, e.g. £6/week x 52?
I'm struggling to remember, but I don't think I had to do that. It was a pain finding it.

I've had my tax letter through already with my amended tax code
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I didn't get an amended tax code, I don't think. They said it had to be done through Self Assessment. God, this is riveting :lol:.

Hmm, if you did something different I'd better ring them next week and ask. Thanks.
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Me too, I’m sure it was just a check box confirmation thing, I’m not sure if the link to get to it though as it was sent out in a work comms :helpful: definitely didn’t have to do any calcs though.
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I haven’t done mine yet but does this help?

https://blog.moneysavingexpert.com/2020 ... assessment
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You’re impressively efficient - I always end up doing mine in January!
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Oh god I do my actual self assessment at the end of January each year :lol: this is a different thing you can just do a checkbox for if you are PAYE.
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I understood you can’t do the quick PAYE thing if you do a self-assessment though.

All my knowledge on this comes from Martin Lewis, mind.
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Elya wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:01 am You’re impressively efficient - I always end up doing mine in January!
I always do mine straight away so I know how much I owe :ruby:.

Thanks, wendy, that sounds like what I did. Yes, the quick PAYE thing isn’t available if you do a tax return.
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wendy james wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:14 am I understood you can’t do the quick PAYE thing if you do a self-assessment though.

All my knowledge on this comes from Martin Lewis, mind.
Martin is correct. :))
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I can't bear to leave mine either! My employer has given all staff the £6 a week through expenses (as a lump sum every quarter) which has made life easier.
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Oh, so you don’t have to pay tax on it! Nice.
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Yes. Good of them to do it as they don't have to.
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Definitely.
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Ella77 wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:25 pm
Elya wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:01 am You’re impressively efficient - I always end up doing mine in January!
I always do mine straight away so I know how much I owe :ruby:.
Me too. :mrgreen: It's not like you have to pay it early. Being self-employed it's very useful to know how much I'll owe nine months in advance.
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I think it’s useful for everybody as you might have to put money aside, or whatever. I usually pay in about November :dull:.
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