Employees Working from Home during Coronavirus Print

Up to 5 April 2020 employees were allowed to receive from their employer a fixed payment of £4 per week to cover tax deductible additional costs of working from home. From 6 April 2020 this was increased to £6 per week. Alternatively, employees can claim relief on the actual additional amounts incurred, but would have to be able to provide evidence of the additional costs. These rules have been relaxed so that where the employer does not reimburse the employee, the employee may claim the allowance as a deduction from their earnings. It is understood that when the coronavirus pandemic is over, the rules will revert to their original status so that the allowance will only be tax-free where it is reimbursed by the employer.

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