2. How to claim

The way you claim tax relief on expenses depends on the amount you’re claiming for.

Claims up to £2,500

You should make your claim:

  • using a Self Assessment tax return if you already fill one in
  • on form P87 if you don’t already fill in a tax return
  • by phone if you’ve had a successful claim in a previous year and your expenses are less than £1,000 (or £2,500 for professional fees and subscriptions)

Claims over £2,500

You can only claim using a Self Assessment tax return. You need to register if you don’t already fill one in.

You’ll get a letter telling you what to do next after you’ve registered.