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Posted Thu, 07 Apr 2022 14:14:26 GMT by dinauktax
Hi, can i claim previous years (2019-20 & 2020-21) working from home covid relief in my self assessment return for this tax year (2021-22)?
Posted Fri, 08 Apr 2022 16:54:20 GMT by HMRC Admin 20
Hi dinauktax,

You should only claim 21/22 on the return.
If you filed returns for the previous years you would need to amend them:

Self Assessment tax returns

Thank you.
Posted Mon, 25 Apr 2022 11:11:49 GMT by Catherine Tyack
Hi - I am also trying to claim the working at home allowance on my 2020/21 online self-assessment form (which I've already submitted). I've looked through the questions multiple times but like several other people on this thread, I cannot find any question even vaguely about employment expenses. Please can you @HMRC post the exact wording of the question about employment expenses that we need to answer "yes" to in order to claim this allowance? And ideally which page (1, 2 or 3) of the "Tailor your return" section? Or could it be that this question is no longer showing because I've already submitted the return? Thank you.
Posted Mon, 25 Apr 2022 14:21:25 GMT by HMRC Admin 17

The question regarding expenses is not on tailor your return, it is towards the end of the Employment page.

Thank you.
Posted Tue, 26 Apr 2022 10:43:36 GMT by Levente
Just to reconfirm, apologies, as I am currently filling in 2021/2022 SA: I can only claim the Covid work from home allowance for 2020/2021 if I amend the 2020/2021 SA return in the "other" expenses box? And importantly, once this amendment is done *and* in near future the 2021/2022 SA is filed, calculations will result in adjustment taking into account all previously made payments etc. ? As currently it results in figures that are as if no payment had been made since 2020/2021 SA... Many thanks in advance.
Posted Wed, 27 Apr 2022 10:16:58 GMT by HMRC Admin 17

Yes you can only claim by amending 20/21.

The Self Assessment calculation does not take into account payments that have been made, however
your statement will be updated if the amounts due are adjusted.

Thank you.
Posted Wed, 27 Apr 2022 18:45:23 GMT by Levente
Thank you for confirming, I shall file amended 2020/2021 first and then a bit later the 2021/2022 s hopefully the changes propagate through the system in chronological order. Thankfully toward the end of 2021 I realised (quite late) about this and claimed for the 2021/2022 year so tax code was adjusted for that already.
Posted Fri, 03 Jun 2022 21:32:23 GMT by Ben Bakowski
Hi there, Can you confirm that to claim working from home expenses from 2019-2020 financial year requires a letter to be written (seems that online amends are only allowed for 2020-2021 onwards?) " If you need to change your return You can make a change to your tax return 72 hours (3 days) after you’ve filed it, for example because you made a mistake. You’ll need to make your changes by: 31 January 2023 for the 2020 to 2021 tax year 31 January 2024 for the 2021 to 2022 tax year If you miss the deadline or if you need to make a change to your return for any other tax year you’ll need to write to HMRC."
Posted Mon, 06 Jun 2022 13:34:19 GMT by HMRC Admin 17

The date to amend your 2019/20 tax return would be 31/01/2022 if it was requested and filed by the 31/01/2021 deadline.

Any request to amend this return would need to be in writing. making a request for overpayment relief.

See link:

Self Assessment tax returns   .

Thank you.
Posted Tue, 07 Jun 2022 15:39:16 GMT by aec24
I am completing Self Assessment for the first time for 2021-2022. It seems from the above that I can claim the Covid work from home allowance for 2021-2022 on the 2021-2022 SA form but not the allowance for previous years. How do I claim the Covid work from home allowance for 2020-2021 as I haven't completed SA in previous years?
Posted Wed, 08 Jun 2022 13:36:38 GMT by HMRC Admin 10
You can send an iform via your Personal Tax Account to claim expenses.
Your tax office will complete a manual assessment if you do not meet the Self Assessment criteria. 
Posted Thu, 09 Jun 2022 11:42:50 GMT by aec24
Thanks for the info. Sorry, just to clarify, do you mean the online version of the P87 or is iform something different?
Posted Fri, 10 Jun 2022 09:06:27 GMT by HMRC Admin 2

You can send the online version directly from your personal tax account.

Thank you.
Posted Mon, 13 Jun 2022 10:06:46 GMT by Jeremy123
Can a Use of Home expense of £312 (£6/week x 52 weeks) be claimed even if retired part way through the tax year 2021/22 (but had worked from home up to date of retirement?) I understand claim can be made for whole year even if only 1 day worked from home as a pandemic measure, but does this still stand if not employed the whole year?
Posted Tue, 14 Jun 2022 07:32:35 GMT by HMRC Admin 17

The rules for Working From Home for employees has changed recently. 

Please see the guidance on the subject and also go through the Checker Tool which will advise you on how to claim :

Claim tax relief for your job expenses      .

Thank you.
Posted Mon, 08 Aug 2022 19:14:11 GMT by MattD
Hi - Can you confirm - For the 2021-22 tax year the rule for claiming working from home expenses due to Covid is the same as 2020-21? i.e. if I had to WFH for at least 1 day in the year then I can claim for the whole year? The rule change is for the 2022-23 tax year? So this page has the 22-23 rules, not the 21-22?
Posted Tue, 09 Aug 2022 13:45:17 GMT by Steve Palmer
Hi! Just want to get clarification for the self-assessment for 2021/22. I work from home as my office is too far away to commute and I've worked from home since starting my employment several years ago. Do I qualify for claiming the £312 tax relief as an employee expense in this circumstance?
Posted Thu, 11 Aug 2022 10:36:54 GMT by HMRC Admin 2
Hi MattD,

Yes, you are correct.

Thank you.
Posted Thu, 11 Aug 2022 11:36:22 GMT by HMRC Admin 2

The criteria for claiming the working from home expenses, is that you were required to work from home by your employer or due to covid restrictions at the time.

It would not be based on the distance you would have to commute.

Thank you.
Posted Sat, 22 Oct 2022 10:13:29 GMT by Nocomplaints
I am in full time employment but wish to claim the allowance for working from home because of Covid-19 restrictions at my place of work. Can you provide a simple guide on how to make this claim?My employment page only lists income from different sources. No option for expenses. I am classed as an employee.

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