Employees working from home due to Covid-19 can have a £6 per week or £26 per month allowance paid tax-free by employers or, during the pandemic, can claim a deduction from earnings for this allowance, HMRC has confirmed.

The allowance is to cover tax-deductible additional costs that employees who are required to work from home have incurred, such as heating and lighting the workroom, and business telephone calls.

Employees can claim a fixed amount of £4 per week up to 5 April 2020 then £6 per week thereafter. Alternatively, employees can claim relief on the actual amounts incurred, subject to being able to provide evidence, such as phone bills.

If you would like more information on how to claim allowance for working from home, visit the gov.co.uk website or get in touch.

For more tax related claims, find out more here.