There are a number of expenses that can be claimed back if these were incurred whilst performing your duties of employment; such as Milage, Accommodation, Rail or Air Travel. The full list is detailed below.
The following expenses can be claimed via the payroll:
Subject to your employer’s payroll policy, you may be able to claim certain expenses if you have passed an SDC test:
- Car parking costs
- Incidental expenses (HMRC £5 UK overnight allowance/£10 overseas overnight allowance whilst working away from home).
- Training intrinsic to your role.
The following expenses can be claimed via your self-assessment return following the year you incurred the expenses. Alternatively, via a form P87, as long as your claim is less than £2,500:
If the expense you have incurred is wholly, exclusively and necessarily in the performance of the duties of your employment then the following expenses are claimable (and are not limited to):
- Use of short term hire cars (not long term lease or hire purchase payments).
- Rail or air travel.
- Other travel costs such as bridge, tunnel and road tolls, bus and taxi fares and congestion charges.
- Overseas travel costs including travel insurance.
- Subsistence (food and drinks) for overnight trips.
- Protective clothing.
- Business calls made on home or personal mobile phones (an itemised phone bill required here).