WEAR A UNIFORM AT WORK- Claim Tax Refunds

If you wear a uniform or protective clothing at work and you have to wash it yourself you may be due a tax refund from HMRC.  If you don’t claim it, you’ll lose it. According to our statistics, 2 in 3 employees who wear a uniform at work can get a tax rebate.

If you have to wear a uniform or protective clothing for work and you wash it as home you can claim tax relief on that cost. There are many different allowances, depending on your job, some are published by HMRC and some allowances, particularly the higher ones, are not. We can check that you are getting those allowances and if you are due a tax rebate for a number of other things.

The amount you can claim depends on your job and the amounts can vary quite a lot. The minimum annual allowance is £60.

You can backdate your claim to the last previous 4 tax years, you can also claim for completed part of the current tax year.

The amount you can claim depends on your job and the amounts can vary quite a lot. Uniform maintenance has a standard flat expense allowance of £60, of which you are eligible to claim 20% back on if you’re a basic rate taxpayer, or 40% back if you’re a higher rate tax payer. For some jobs you can also claim back on equipment you’ve bought, licence fees or other costs. On top of this, your claim can be backdated 4 years.