If your work and travel arrangements hit the ''temporary workplace'' mark, you'll be able to claim. This means you're travelling to different temporary workplaces and staying there for less than 24 months. There are many reasons why people can't claim tax refunds on travel. This can happen even if you switch sites, if your journey and travel costs aren't changing much. For instance, if the season ticket you bought works for both sites, HMRC might say the workplaces don't count as separate.