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Working from home tax relief: HMRC rule change is 'much stricter' – can you still claim?

“If your employer has facilities that would enable you to work at their premises but offers something like hybrid working, then you are not eligible.

“So in Alice’s case, she is forced to work from home so she may be eligible so she should definitely apply.”

People can claim for past tax years, or this current one via the Government’s website.

While working from home has been a welcome change for many, it also led to rising household costs due to extra expenditure on heating and electricity.

With bills now surging even faster amid the cost of living crisis, this has put an extra squeeze on workers at a time when pre-pandemic they would be out of the house and in an office.

Government tax relief has been available for those working from home, even if that is only for some of the time. However, Britons are warned of new rules.


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