Personal tax – form

Income Tax: tax relief for expenses of employment (P87)

Use the online service or postal form if you're an employee and want to claim tax relief on employment expenses you've paid during the tax year.



About this form

If you’re an employee and you want to tell HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) about employment expenses you’ve had to pay during any year for which tax relief is due, you can:

  • use the online service (sign in or set up a Government Gateway account)
  • fill in form on-screen, print and post to HMRC

If your claim is for the current tax year, we’ll amend your tax code. You won’t get a cheque repayment.

If you use the online form service you’ll be able to tell HMRC about multiple tax years and multiple employments.

Only fill in this form if your allowable expenses are less than £2,500 for the year. If your claim is more than £2,500 you’ll need to fill in a Self Assessment tax return. Please contact the Self Assessment Helpline on 0300 200 3310 or register for Self Assessment.

If you’ve not paid any tax during the year no refund will be due.

Don’t use this form if you’ve already done a Self Assessment tax return for the year you’re claiming for.

Before you start using the postal form

You’ll need to fill in the postal form fully before you can print it. You can’t save a partly completed form so you should gather all your information together before you start to fill it in.

If you’re using an older browser, eg Internet Explorer 8, you’ll need to update it or use a different browser. Find out more about browsers. Return the postal form to:

Pay As You Earn
HM Revenue and Customs

Tax relief for employees
Guidance about claiming tax relief on expenses