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Posted Tue, 14 Sep 2021 10:30:15 GMT by HMRC Admin 19

When completing the employment page there is a question asking if you wish to claim employment expenses. You will then come to an 'employment expenses' page and should enter the expenses in the other expenses box.

Thank you.
Posted Wed, 15 Sep 2021 10:09:34 GMT by OIi from Reading
Thanks for the response, but the only box similar to the one you describe is I think designed for the opposite purpose. I believe you're referring to the "Taxable benefits and expenses" page (subtitled "Employment benefits and expenses - information found on your P11D"). This does not have an "other expenses box" it only has: * "Other benefits (including interest-free and low interest loans)" which is not appropriate * "Expenses payments received and balancing charges" which is for me to declare an expense I've received and comes from P11D N16 Are you saying I should fill in the "Expenses payments received" box with a payment I have not received? I will do that if it's the right thing to do but it feels like I'm then making a fraudulent claim. I have searched on the page for the word "expenses" and there's no other box. There is no "other information" on that box, but there is on the "any other information about this employment" which I will use if I can't get other guidance. I can't believe it's this difficult to make a claim for something that I'd think a large percentage of the population would claim, but I can't find any reference to COVID across the whole of the SA forms (except for correcting an incorrectly paid previous COVID payment). I must be doing something wrong but still don't know what it is.
Posted Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:30:33 GMT by OIi from Reading
Update on my previous post. I hadn't realised there were two sub-pages for employment, "taxable benefits and expenses" and "employment expenses" - I was looking on the former but the latter has a "Other expenses and capital allowances" for which the help link refers to working from home. I'm sure I'd looked at that page previously, but I was looking for a "covid allowance" box. Thanks for your help Oli
Posted Thu, 16 Sep 2021 15:49:29 GMT by HMRC Admin 2

If you are also completing the page for employment benefits, there should be a page after this for employment expenses if you have answered yes to claiming expenses at the bottom of the employment page .

There is a box for 'other expenses' on the employment expenses page.

Thank you.
Posted Mon, 03 Jan 2022 20:33:39 GMT by Nighty from Wales
I'm not seeing anything on the Self Assessment screens that quotes the opportunity to claim for Employment Expenses? Please can this be made very clear as I have got through my draft return in depth three times and there are no such options on any of my screens?
Posted Tue, 04 Jan 2022 14:46:15 GMT by HMRC Admin 10
Hi Nighty from Wales

There is a question towards the end of the Employment page which asks if you wish to claim any employment expenses, you need to say yes to this question.

It will then open a section later on where you can claim the allowance.


Posted Tue, 11 Jan 2022 22:57:11 GMT by londonerinheart
hiya, I am also trying to find the relevant section/question to claim for working from home tax relief and my online application doesn't have such a section. I remember last year I could easily find it but I checked 5 times and still cannot see the relevant question. Can you please assist? thanks
Posted Wed, 12 Jan 2022 09:45:09 GMT by yj2022
Hi, Hope you are well. Thanks for the clarification on where to enter the work from home expenses. If we are claiming at a flat rate, should the amount entered in 'Employment expenses' in the 'Other expenses and capital allowances' be £312 for 2020-21 and £208 for 2019-20? Also will this automatically have an effect of a tax relief when looking at the tax calculation?
Posted Wed, 12 Jan 2022 12:11:04 GMT by GCW
This is doing my head in. I have no option to claim employment expenses. I've been through it so many times. Please help.
Posted Thu, 13 Jan 2022 16:58:17 GMT by HMRC Admin 19
Hi londonerinheart,

On the employment section, you need to answer 'yes' to the question that asks if you wish to claim employment expenses. This will open a section later on for claiming the expense.

Thank you.
Posted Thu, 13 Jan 2022 16:58:50 GMT by HMRC Admin 20

On the Employment section, you need to answer 'yes' to the question that asks if you wish to claim Employment Expenses.
This will open a section later on for claiming the expenses.

Thank you.
Posted Thu, 13 Jan 2022 17:02:09 GMT by HMRC Admin 20
Hi yj2022,

Yes those figures are correct and should be entered in those sections.
You will be able to view the total expenses figure on the calculation and also where they are used in the calculation.

Thank you.
Posted Thu, 13 Jan 2022 21:47:03 GMT by yj2022
Great, thanks for confirming. For 2019-20, can one claim the flat rate for 12 months even if we worked from home for part of the year?
Posted Mon, 17 Jan 2022 13:34:14 GMT by HMRC Admin 19

You can only claim part of the year if you did not work at home the full year during 2019/20.

Thank you.
Posted Tue, 18 Jan 2022 16:12:48 GMT by rj wi
Im a sensible person and have attention to detail but for the life of me I cant see how to do this. I've been looking for this 'Yes' box for hours and cant see anything described as above. On which page of the 'tailor your return' 1,2, or 3 is this magic
Posted Wed, 19 Jan 2022 10:16:13 GMT by HMRC Admin 17

The question for employment expenses is at the end of the employment page on fill in your return.

Thank you.
Posted Wed, 19 Jan 2022 11:45:37 GMT by fackom2000
Hi there, I didn't make a claim for the 'working from home' tax relief in the 2019-2020 financial year (FY). Can I claim it together with the 2020-21 FY tax return? If yes, how do I go about it? Thanks
Posted Wed, 19 Jan 2022 15:38:00 GMT by HMRC Admin 2

If you submitted a 2019/20 tax return you would need to amend it.

Self Assessment tax returns

Thank you.
Posted Thu, 20 Jan 2022 18:25:38 GMT by Percy Cuted
Hi, I too am struggling with this. I already submitted my return for 20/21, but have been advised that I can amend my return to claim this tax relief. BUT... at the bottom of the Taxable Benefits and Expenses for XXX... page, there is categorically no question asking me if I want to claim employment expenses. Please advise...
Posted Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:21:20 GMT by HMRC Admin 19

The question you need to answer yes to is not the one about taxable benefits and expenses, but the one after this which asks about employment expenses.

Thank you.

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