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Posted Mon, 17 Jan 2022 16:38:33 GMT by Paul Dixon
I work from home and the nature of my work means I use the internet a lot. However, I also use the same internet connection for non-work purposes. I pay my service provider a monthly fee of £90 but that includes telephone, TV, and Internet. Am I allowed put a percentage of that £90 per month down as an expense on my Self Assessment?
Posted Tue, 18 Jan 2022 10:15:33 GMT by Paul Dixon
Some further info - I know that my service provider charges £30 per month for anyone who only wants broadband (the same speed). If I am allowed to include internet usage as an expense would it be reasonable to base it on a percentage of that £30 per month?
Posted Tue, 18 Jan 2022 10:20:15 GMT by HMRC Admin 17

If this is as an employee you can claim a set amount per week.

Please see guidance here:

Claim tax relief for your job expenses  .

If you are self employed you can also claim for working from home but this would need to be apportioned for business use only:

Business Income Manual      .

Thank you.
Posted Tue, 18 Jan 2022 13:43:51 GMT by HMRC Admin 17

Yes you can . 

Thank you.

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