How to claim expenses when working from home

Find out exactly how to go about claiming expenses working from home when you are self-employed with this detailed guide. This video covers the types of costs you can deduct to reduce your taxable profits, therefore…

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Last Updated: 31st March 2024

Find out exactly how to go about claiming expenses working from home when you are self-employed with this detailed guide. This video covers the types of costs you can deduct to reduce your taxable profits, therefore resulting in a reduced tax bill. These can include heating, electricity, council tax, as well as many other costs which form part of your monthly outgoings and how, if correctly accounted for, can easily add up to have a substantial impact on your self-assessment tax bill.

Even though HMRC provides simplified methodologies to calculate the work from home costs based on the hours worked from home every month, this guide uses a more detailed approach. You may claim the maximum tax relief possible if you work out your actual business use of home, expressed as a percentage applied to all relevant bills.

The video also shows how to use an online calculator to determine their allowable costs, based on actual use of their home for business.

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