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If you’re self-employed, there are two ways through which you can claim your home as an expense:
It all depends on how often you work from home.
|Hours of business use per month||Flat rate that you can claim|
|25 – 50 hours||£10 per month|
|51 – 100 hours||£18 per month|
|More than 101 hours||£26 per month|
What HMRC actually cares is that your “business use” is reasonable. In most cases that means that it should be in line with what you earn from self-employment.
It doesn’t make sense to claim the home office allowance if:
HMRC has also built this tool that can help you check if using simplified expenses is right for you.
Example of simplified expenses:
For these, just work out the percentage of time that you use them for your self-employed business.
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