Martin Lewis says self-isolating Brits can receive money if they’re ‘pinged’

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Have you been forced to work from home? The good news is that you can claim back money from it.

Martin Lewis, founder of the Money Saving Expert website, has revealed how Brits can claim £125 back in tax.

Writing in his weekly newsletter, the expert said HMRC has confirmed to him that claims can be made in certain circumstances.

For example if you've been "pinged" by the NHS Test and Trace app then you can claim back the money.

Also if you're eligible, your tax code is adjusted, so you're not paying as much tax.

The money is designed to cover the expenses of working from home, like energy and electricity bills.

You can even make a claim if you've worked from home for just one day and these can be backdated.

He said: "HMRC has specifically confirmed to me that claims from employees working at home due to coronavirus measures, if their usual workplace is closed, count for this relief.

"The same also applies if you have to work from home because you've been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, or because you're self-isolating having been pinged by the NHS app."

It is believed HMRC received more than 3 million claims for the relief for the 2020/21 tax year.

To claim, your boss must have required you to work from home.

Martin said those who are "pinged" and self-isolating can claim too under these circumstances.

And how much you'll get off depends on the rate of tax you pay.

Workers can find out more and make a claim on the GOV.UK website.

Just remember when you do make a claim you will need your Government Gateway user ID and password.

In order to complete the claim you will also require your National Insurance number and a recent payslip or P60 or valid UK passport.

Then you will receive the tax relief directly through your salary.

It is important for those who have worked from home last year and haven't claimed yet.

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