Online adverts and tax refund companies often suggest claiming work expenses as a hassle-free way to reduce your tax bill.

Some people are eligible for tax rebates. But there are also so-called ‘tax experts’ who will offer to make expense claims on your behalf, just so they can claim a commission – even if it turns out you aren’t eligible to claim.

HMRC can help you to understand what you can and cannot claim tax relief for. If you’re eligible, they will also advise how you can claim with them directly. This will mean you get paid 100% of any money that you’re owed, without paying any commission fees.

Remember, you are still responsible for any claims made on your behalf, even if you choose to use a tax refund company or tax agent.

Follow this link to the don’t get caught out campaign to find out more information: