Why might I be eligible to claim?
In April 2020, in response to the COVID pandemic, the UK Government urged the nation to work from home wherever possible. This resulted in 47% of employees working from home in April 2020 and millions continuing to do so since.
HMRC already allowed employees to claim weekly tax relief to cover additional costs if they have had to work from home but relaxed their process in response to the COVID pandemic meaning that employees can claim tax relief for the full tax year even if they have only worked at home for just one day in the year.
How much can I claim?
All taxpayers can get a flat rate of tax relief on £6 a week; basic-rate taxpayers will gain £1.20 a week (20% of £6), which equates to £62.40 a year. Higher-rate taxpayers can gain £2.40 a week, which is 40% of £6 and equates to £124.80 a year.
Other frequently asked questions
How many years can I make a Tax Refund claim for?
Generally, you can claim a tax refund for the last four tax years; however the relaxed claims process in response to the COVID pandemic is only applicable where you have worked from home since April 2020. This is because HMRC acknowledges that working patterns changed at the outset of the COVID pandemic.
Who is the HMRC registered Tax Agent you are working with?
We are working with our trusted partner, The Claims Guys Legal. They are claims experts who have helped thousands of customers claim back money due to them.
What fees do The Claims Guys Legal charge?
They working on a no win no fee basis, meaning you will only pay a fee to The Claims Guys Legal if your claim is successful. Their fees are 48% (including VAT, where applicable) of the tax refund obtained for you.
Do I have to use a third party to submit a claim?
No, you can apply for a tax refund yourself if you want to. However, The Claims Guys Legal has a wealth of experience advocating for customers to ensure they get the refunds they deserve. If you chose to use their service they can help you every step of the way.
Can I cancel if I change my mind?
From the date you sign your agreement, you have a 14-day cooling-off period, during which you may cancel your claim free of charge.
Your right to a 14-day cooling-off period is waived if your claim has been approved by HMRC, and a refund has been approved within the 14-day period.