01-04-2022

HMRC have updated and created a new form for employees to claim Income Tax relief for employment expenses and this form is called the P87.This form is therefore available to claim tax relief on money an employee has spent on things like work uniform and clothing, tools, business travel, professional fees and subscriptions.

The advantage of this method is it allows a single return for all active employments and multiple tax years and can be returned and created on-line through an individual’s personal tax account or by posy if required.

Information and detail you’ll need to make a claim

Claiming more than the flat rate expense:

You’ll need to have records and receipts. If your employer pays you any of the costs, deduct this from the allowable rate.

Using your own vehicle for work:

You’ll need to have records of your business mileage, including:

  • locations of your journeys
  • distances you’ve travelled
  • the total amount of mileage allowance payments you’ve had

Using a company vehicle for work:

You’ll need a summary of your calculation with any claim for relief on what you’ve spent.

Hotel and meal expenses:

You’ll need your receipts.

Details and the new procedure and form can be found here:


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