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Posted Tue, 19 Dec 2023 16:26:26 GMT by
Hello, - I am employed, and am required to WFH for my substantive duties. My employer provides no office arrangements, and I'm contracted to WFH for all of my duties. - I have had therefore had an office in part of a room in my previous rental, and now current owned house. - Am I correct that if I have to have a home office to perform my substantive duties (as my employer does not provide an option of an office, and contractually requires me to work from home), that I can use a reasonable expense method (and proportional use) to claim tax relief for council tax, rent/mortgage interest, as well as energy bills and internet/phone. Thanks for your help - the advice around this for employed individuals required to WFH is a bit confusing within the HMRC documentation! Then even when you talk to a tax accountant! Thanks m.
Posted Fri, 22 Dec 2023 15:10:41 GMT by HMRC Admin 32
Hi,

Have a look at link below, which includes guidance on buying equipment for your employment.

Claim tax relief for your job expenses

Thank you.
Posted Fri, 22 Dec 2023 15:32:32 GMT by
Thanks - I have already read the link, and was looking for more specific information, hence why I posted here. Would you please be able to clarify if you are employed and working from home due to no option for an office space, whether you can claim use a reasonable expense method (and proportional use) to claim tax relief for council tax, rent/mortgage interest, as well as energy bills and internet/phone internet, as you would as a sole trader, and as I requested in my original request. Other guidance suggests this is possible, but this remains unclear including on the HMRC guidance that I have already read, and that you link above. A more robust comment would be very much appreciated. Thanks.
Posted Fri, 05 Jan 2024 14:30:21 GMT by HMRC Admin 5
Hi melsi

This forum is for guidance only and if after reading the guidance, you are still unsure and you require specific answers you will need to contact us direct on 0300 200 3300.

Thank you
Posted Fri, 05 Jan 2024 16:26:15 GMT by
Sorry - can you explain why it's possible for you to provide more than a reference to the guidelines for other queries, but not mine? It seems that you're able to respond to more specific questions asked by others, so I'm just a little unclear as to why you're insisting I have to call rather than you answer me here? Again - a more robust comment, such that you have kindly provided to others in their queries would be very much appreciated. Best Wishes, Melsi

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