How much tax relief could you claim for home expenses?

Being a sole trader who works from home some or all of the time will increase your domestic bills, but thankfully you can claim some costs as tax expenses, which could lower your tax bills significantly. So, how much could your tax savings be

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For the tax year:

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Total annual bills

  • You cannot claim for the capital repayment part of your annual mortgage repayment costs – only the mortgage interest proportion.

  • If you plan to start operating a business as a sole trader from your home, speak to your current home insurance provider to find out whether you need to take out additional insurance cover.

  • Alterations and improvements to a property, for example, an extension or left conversion, cannot be claimed as an allowable expense.

  • If you plan to start operating a business as a sole trader from a property you rent, you need to make sure that this isn’t prevented by a term in your rental agreement.

Average monthly usage of each room

Room 1:
  • Include the total number of hours the room is used during a month.

  • Include the number of hours used for business during a month (this should be equal to or less than the total).

  • Allowable costs £0.00

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Use of home allowance

Monthly use: Relief per month:
  • 25 - 50 hrs £10
  • 51 - 100 hrs £18
  • 101 + hrs £26
  • Estimated allowance £0.00
  • Tax & NI relief @ 26% £0.00
  • Tax & NI relief @ 42% £0.00
  • Tax & NI relief @ 47% £0.00

Actual expenses

  • Annual expenditure £0.00
  • Private use deduction £0.00
  • Estimated allowable expenses £0.00
  • Tax & NI relief @ 26% £0.00
  • Tax & NI relief @ 42% £0.00
  • Tax & NI relief @ 47% £0.00

Please note: Not all allowable costs are included in the calculator above, there could be others, while tax saving figures shown are estimates for illustrative purposes only. Seek tailored tax advice for exact figures and guidance.

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