HMRC has recently highlighted that more than 800,000 taxpayers claimed tax refunds for work expenses during the 2021/22 tax year and is reminding employed workers that they can claim tax refunds on work-related expenses that are not reimbursed by their employer through the GOV.UK website.
You can submit a claim through HMRC’s online portal, and it is suggested that it takes around 15 minutes. There is also a handy online tool available which allows you to check the eligibility of the claim before submitting it, together with guidance on the types of expenses that can be claimed.
- Uniforms and work clothing
- Buying work-related equipment
- Professional fees, union memberships and subscriptions
- Using your own vehicle for work travel (excluding journeys from work to home)
If you don’t already have a Government Gateway account, you will need to register for one before being able to submit a claim. Again, this is a free service, and it is quick and easy to set up with step-by-step guidance available on the GOV.UK website.
If you need assistance with claiming work-related expenses, you can use the services of an accountant. Please do not hesitate to contact Eldon if you have any queries or need help finding an accountant.