You might be able to claim tax relief if:
- 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
You must have paid tax in the year. You’ll get tax relief based on what you’ve spent and the rate at which you pay tax.
Example:- If you spent £60 and pay tax at a rate of 20% in that year, the tax relief you can claim is £12.
What can you claim tax relief on?
- Uniforms, work clothing and tools
- Vehicles you use for work
- Travel and overnight expenses
- Professional fees and subscriptions
- Working at home
- Buying other equipment
So, how much can you claim?
You can either claim:
- the actual amount you’ve spent – you’ll need to keep receipts
- an agreed fixed amount (a ‘flat rate expense’ or ‘flat rate deduction’)