Members of the public have been asked to consider whether they are eligible for tax breaks.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will accept tax relief claims for working from home due to coronavirus in 2021-22.
More than 550,000 employees have already made claims and benefit from the tax break.
If employees have been instructed to work from home by their employer due to coronavirus and as a result their household costs have increased, they can apply for tax breaks from home through the HMRC online portal.
HMRC received more than three million tax relief requests for the 2020-21 tax year.
Myrtle Lloyd, HMRC’s Director General for Customer Service, said: “Half a million people have already cut their income tax by as much as £ 125 this year by taking tax breaks on their work from home.
“We want everyone who is entitled to benefit from it. That’s why we’ve made it quick and easy to work online. Check if you are eligible and apply on gov.uk by searching for “working from the tax break at home”.
“HMRC continues to help and support people affected by the pandemic.”
As of April 6, 2020, the employer could pay up to £ 6 per week tax-free without the need for workers to provide evidence of an increased bill.
Employees who have not received payment of labor costs directly from their employer can apply for tax relief from HMRC.
Eligible customers can apply for tax relief based on the tax rate at which they are paying tax.
For example, if an employee pays the 20 percent property tax rate and takes tax breaks of £ 6 per week, they will receive a tax break of £ 1.20 per week (20 percent of £ 6 per week) equal to the cost of their household bills.
Taxpayers with higher tax rates would receive £ 2.40 per week (40 percent of £ 6 per week).
Over the course of the year, this could mean customers can cut the tax they pay by £ 62.40 and £ 124.80, respectively.
Taxpayers can check whether they are eligible via gov.uk.
To apply for tax breaks for working from home, employees can apply directly via gov.uk free of charge. As soon as the application has been approved, the online portal will adjust the tax code for the tax year 2021-22. They will receive the tax break directly through their salaries until March 2022.
If employees had to work from home last year but didn’t apply for a tax break, they didn’t miss it. The HMRC accepts retrospective claims for up to four years. You will receive a lump sum payment for successful retrospective claims.
Using an agent to apply for home tax relief and other similar schemes can result in customers paying unnecessary fees or commissions. The gov.uk service is quick and free to use, and customers receive 100 percent of the tax breaks due. Agents cannot use the online portal to request relief on behalf of a customer.