Office in home : Employed/versus self employed.

Client is employed but works from home permanently

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What is position of an employed person whose contract states home worker and the employer has no workplace. Can they claim same home expenses as a self employed person. Thanks for advice and comments.

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Replying to David Ex:
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By Tosie
27th Feb 2022 20:36

Thank you, it seems very unfair that an employee is treated so differently than a self employed person.

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By David Ex
27th Feb 2022 21:54

Tosie wrote:

Thank you, it seems very unfair that an employee is treated so differently than a self employed person.

The rules have been different for as long as I can remember. The law, I suspect, never really envisaged employees working from home.

When you say “so differently”, what do you mean exactly?

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By Tosie
27th Feb 2022 22:04

Expenses self employed person can claim.Rent if home is rented, or mortgage interest if owned
council tax
water rates, only if metered
light and heat
telephone line rental, internet, and cost of calls
home insurance
house repairs
business equipment repairs
cleaning
revenue expenditure in connection with converting part of home into office
capital allowances for tools in connection with the above
capital allowances for business equipment and business fixtures and fittings.

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By lionofludesch
28th Feb 2022 08:48

Tosie wrote:

Expenses self employed person can claim.Rent if home is rented, or mortgage interest if owned
council tax
water rates, only if metered
light and heat
telephone line rental, internet, and cost of calls
home insurance
house repairs
business equipment repairs
cleaning
revenue expenditure in connection with converting part of home into office
capital allowances for tools in connection with the above
capital allowances for business equipment and business fixtures and fittings.

Well, a proportion of all that stuff.

How much of the house is used for business? 10%? 20%?

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By Tosie
28th Feb 2022 09:24

Thanks for interest. 20% . Person moved from 3 bedroomed house to 4 bedroomed to have a dedicated office.

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By Paul Crowley
28th Feb 2022 13:32

Employer's responsibility to provide a work place or reimburse costs
Not really the responsibility of taxpayers like me

The work from home allowance was never intended to be a tax reclaim
Intended to be a tax free contribution from employer where employee is requred to work from home

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By Bobbo
28th Feb 2022 13:58

quelle surprise employers said well you're already saving commuting costs so we aren't going to pay you this allowance (or any other amount) for your wfh costs.

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By Paul Crowley
28th Feb 2022 22:55

And probably reflected in the agreed salary

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