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P87 claim form

A P87 claim form lets you claim tax relief for your employment expenses. You are eligible for this tax relief if:

  • You don’t need to complete a Self Assessment
  • You’re employed and you have spent your own money on work expenses that haven’t been reimbursed by your employer
  • Your expenses are less than £2,500 per year

Depending on what year you’re claiming for, HMRC will reimburse you in different ways. If you’re claiming back expenses for the current tax year (which this year would be 2020/21), HMRC will adjust your tax code so that you pay less tax on your income. If you’re claiming for a previous year, you’ll be refunded by cheque.

When should I fill out a P87 claim form?

You have four years from the end of the tax year for which you’re claiming to fill out a P87.

What can I claim?

You can use a P87 to claim any reasonable expense that relates to your employment:

P87 claim form

To claim your expenses on a P87 form, head over to HMRC. If you already have a government gateway user ID, you will need this to hand.

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