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Do you have to wear a recognises Uniform to work eg, branded supermarket uniform, Nurses Uniform or other Company Logo branded clothing. If so you could claim up to £100+ per year of HMRC. (dependin… Read More
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Do you have to wear a recognises Uniform to work eg, branded supermarket uniform, Nurses Uniform or other Company Logo branded clothing.

If so you could claim up to £100+ per year of HMRC. (depending on your job)

Costs covered include if you have to launder / wash , repair them yourself.

As a general rule an employee can't get tax relief for the cost of clothing they wear to work - but there are some exceptions. For example, if you work in a sector like the building trade or the metal working industry you'll have to wear protective clothing like:

•overalls

•gloves

•boots

•helmets

If you must pay for the cost of repairing, cleaning or replacing this type of specialist clothing yourself and your employer doesn't reimburse you, then you are entitled to tax relief. However, you cannot claim for the initial cost of buying this clothing

You may also be able to claim for some tools for example hairdressers may be able to claim tax relief on scissors etc. this is includespurchase and maintenance.

See HMRC website for full dtails of who is eligible, what you claim for and the amount.

This is an Annual process as opposed to a one off.

Good luck. If anyone fancies posting if they manage to get anything feel free. It may be only a little bit but if everyone who is entitled to claim does, well that's a fair bit reclaimed.

Don't forget business milage :) Claim up to 45p per mile of un-expensed mileage. eg if you company pay you 20p per mile, you can claim the extra 25p per mile (up to 10,000) against tax. Winner!
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I work at HMRC dealing with these claims, here is a small list of some basic flat rate expesnes which are set against some job types.

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/eimanual/eim32712.htm

It all depends on if you have the receipts that show how much you spend per year regarding the laundering of your "LOGO'D WORK UNIFORM" if you wear normal clothing to work then you wont get anything, you must have a uniform that is required to be worn for the purpose of work, if you have all receipts then you will get tax relief against it, if not there is a basic amount which will be awarded.

also the 3 years claim back bit is not correct, you can claim for 5 years in total, the current year being 1, so from the 2009-10 tax year to date, but after 5 April 2014 you will no longer be able to claim for 2009-10, only from 2010-11 to date and so forth after every tax year.

also if you subscribe to any professional bodies such as AAT or ACCA for accountants or RCN/NMC for nurses FOR THE USE AND CONTINUATION OF YOUR EMPLOYMENT (you are required to be a member) you can get tax relief for the same date periods as flat rate expenses (5 years inc current tax year), and if you need to purchase special clothing/tools for your job, such as a nurse needs to buy shoes and tights/socks, you can get tax relief on a further £18 per year for the same period.

You can also claim meal allowances if you cannot eat at your place of work due to travel and using your home as an office, but thats too much hassle to explain here so if you do, just write to hmrc about it and they will tell you what you need to send in.

for a fast and successful claim, your letter should include the follwing details.

Name, Contact number, Current address, National Insurance Number, the years you are claiming for, how many employments you are claiming for, work industry, job title, employer provided uniform? any facilities provided? any costs covered by employer? specialist clothing? what professional subscriptions you have that relate to your job, how much you pay to each professional body.

I would advise everyone to look into what they can claim because there are millions of pounds that go unclaimed, and its not HMRC's fault because if you havent claimed it... then how would we know you can get it?

as long as you wear a unifom, you are entitled to AT LEAST £60 tax relief per year, specialist jobs get more, but how much does it cost you to find out? the price of a piece of paper, an envelope and a stamp.

Crack on.

Also, if you claim for professional subscriptions you MUST sign your letter in pen, photocopies or printed signatures will not be successfully worked and we will send it back to you to sign.

Edited By: danouk141 on Jan 05, 2014 08:39: professional subs
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Why vote this cold. This is good advice...
Just saying...
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IWOOTN
cheers ajd747 and aka80. Maybe they dont wear uniforms.

Will be of huge benefit to all those supermarket workers.

This site sees a lot of people voting deals cold because they don't understand them or do not see how they are relevant to them.
If people are voting cold they should at least have the courtesy to give a reason behind it.
Unfortunately, unless it's a 50" TV for £10 from Tesco they don't get excited... :)
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Do remember that you don't actually receive £60 or £100 per year, you get tax relief on that amount.
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If so you could claim up to £100+ per year of HMRC.

Is actual fad, I wear uniform in my work and I was only able to claim back about £30 per year!!. So god knows what you'd have to do to get 100+ seems like rubbish estimates to me.. It's worth claiming for sure, free money sitting there makes a change that the working class can actually now claim something back off the government!

Also if you are going to claim do it yourself and DON'T use these companies that claim to do it for you, they take a heck of alot of what you are entitled too and all it takes is about a 20 minute phone call...

Edited By: D3anz on Jan 04, 2014 09:25

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Why vote this cold. This is good advice...
Just saying...
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I have done this before, you write a simple letter and they send you a cheque in the post :-)
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cheers ajd747 and aka80. Maybe they dont wear uniforms.

Will be of huge benefit to all those supermarket workers.
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Why is this being voted cold? Am I missing something or are we seeing the 'Vote cold sheep'?
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If so you could claim up to £100+ per year of HMRC.

Is actual fad, I wear uniform in my work and I was only able to claim back about £30 per year!!. So god knows what you'd have to do to get 100+ seems like rubbish estimates to me.. It's worth claiming for sure, free money sitting there makes a change that the working class can actually now claim something back off the government!

Also if you are going to claim do it yourself and DON'T use these companies that claim to do it for you, they take a heck of alot of what you are entitled too and all it takes is about a 20 minute phone call...

Edited By: D3anz on Jan 04, 2014 09:25
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ajd747
I have done this before, you write a simple letter and they send you a cheque in the post :-)

Can simply call them too: 0345 300 3900
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Good post i saw this on the Martin Lewis show.
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D3anz
If so you could claim up to £100+ per year of HMRC.

Is actual fad, I wear uniform in my work and I was only able to claim back about £30 per year!!. So god knows what you'd have to do to get 100+ seems like rubbish to me.. It's worth claiming for sure, free money sitting there makes a change that the working class can actually now claim something back off the government!

Also if you are going to claim do it yourself and DON'T use these companies that claim to do it for you, they take a heck of alot of what you are entitled too and all it takes is about a 20 minute phone call...

the amount due depends on your job. I would assume the likes of nurses etc would require more washing / maintenace than a supermarket worker.
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IWOOTN
D3anz
If so you could claim up to £100+ per year of HMRC.

Is actual fad, I wear uniform in my work and I was only able to claim back about £30 per year!!. So god knows what you'd have to do to get 100+ seems like rubbish to me.. It's worth claiming for sure, free money sitting there makes a change that the working class can actually now claim something back off the government!

Also if you are going to claim do it yourself and DON'T use these companies that claim to do it for you, they take a heck of alot of what you are entitled too and all it takes is about a 20 minute phone call...

the amount due depends on your job. I would assume the likes of nurses etc would require more washing / maintenace than a supermarket worker.

Very true, I'm a PSV driver (Bus Driver) still have quite a few garments to wash too I'd expect as many as say a nurse would too, but they asses it on how much tax you paid in the year as well.

Also IWOOTN worth a mention in the title you can back-claim up for 3 years too!!!
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IWOOTN
cheers ajd747 and aka80. Maybe they dont wear uniforms.

Will be of huge benefit to all those supermarket workers.

This site sees a lot of people voting deals cold because they don't understand them or do not see how they are relevant to them.
If people are voting cold they should at least have the courtesy to give a reason behind it.
Unfortunately, unless it's a 50" TV for £10 from Tesco they don't get excited... :)
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IWOOTN
cheers ajd747 and aka80. Maybe they dont wear uniforms.

Will be of huge benefit to all those supermarket workers.

Only if they earn enough to pay tax in the first place.

Then the tax deductable amount would be £60 a year (probably)

Meaning £12 a year for the standard rate tax payer ... a long way short of the £100+ you suggest. ;)


Edited By: EveshamLad on Jan 04, 2014 09:29
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Do remember that you don't actually receive £60 or £100 per year, you get tax relief on that amount.
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allowed
Good post i saw this on the Martin Lewis show.
Yep and me, he does state the obvious though on most of his shows.
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steviecross
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Good post i saw this on the Martin Lewis show.
Yep and me, he does state the obvious though on most of his shows.

Cleaver guy he sold his website for £87M
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Not really a deal though is it? Neither voted hot or cold though.
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steviecross
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Good post i saw this on the Martin Lewis show.
Yep and me, he does state the obvious though on most of his shows.

Cleaver guy he sold his website for £87M
The owners of wonga also clever, selling loans with huge interest rates. Just proves there are loads of mugs out there
#17
you should check your tax allowance to see if this is not already built in. I have an allocation of £155 to cover my cleaning costs and buying items such as boots.

You should also check if you pay any professional subs as you can claim these back. HMIC only adjust the amount you get if you tell them its gone up. I write to them ever four years telling them what I have paid in subs to my professional body and they adjust my tax code.
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waynehayes
Do remember that you don't actually receive £60 or £100 per year, you get tax relief on that amount.


Edited By: D3anz on Jan 04, 2014 09:59: wrong info
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steviecross
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Good post i saw this on the Martin Lewis show.
Yep and me, he does state the obvious though on most of his shows.

Cleaver guy he sold his website for £87M

I wonder if he has an MSE uniform he claims his £12 a year for washing it himself? (_;)
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D3anz
waynehayes
Do remember that you don't actually receive £60 or £100 per year, you get tax relief on that amount.

Partly incorrect, you can claim back 3 years that you recieve in a lump sum then for the years following you get relief on that amount :)

Not really partly incorrect is he... he's bang on... You would only receive the amount of tax from the relief per year, the rest is just you being pedantic about previous unclaimed years. Stupid post.
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homewise
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steviecross
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Good post i saw this on the Martin Lewis show.
Yep and me, he does state the obvious though on most of his shows.

Cleaver guy he sold his website for £87M

I wonder if he has an MSE uniform he claims his £12 a year for washing it himself? (_;)

No, multi-millionaires would be able to claim £27 a year.

Remember, we're all in this together! ;)
#22
Hot! I did this last year. Didn't get a cheque but was told the rebate would be taken off my tax contributions. Will call Monday to double check as I have a slight change to my uniform n safety gear.
#23
Also, it's worth claiming even if your uniform isn't branded. Mine isn't and I get the tax relief.
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I Claimed this plus flat rate expenses I opted for the check

They sent me a letter!

Changed my tax code

I WAS £1 a week better off than the single guy living with his mom I have 4 kids and a house to pay for

THANKS
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steviecross
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Good post i saw this on the Martin Lewis show.
Yep and me, he does state the obvious though on most of his shows.
But there are a lot of people for whom the "obvious" is completely incomprehensible.
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Gedfaz
D3anz
waynehayes
Do remember that you don't actually receive £60 or £100 per year, you get tax relief on that amount.

Partly incorrect, you can claim back 3 years that you recieve in a lump sum then for the years following you get relief on that amount :)

Not really partly incorrect is he... he's bang on... You would only receive the amount of tax from the relief per year, the rest is just you being pedantic about previous unclaimed years. Stupid post.

Shouldn't be on here after a late night lol, misinterpreted what he said my bad....
#27
waynehayes
Also, it's worth claiming even if your uniform isn't branded. Mine isn't and I get the tax relief.

It doesn't have to be branded, but it does have to be something you couldn't ordinarily waer outside of work.

So a nurse or carer's uniform may not be branded but would qualify. But shirt and trousers that are not branded or are not unique colours of your employer/trade would not usually qualify.
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Here is a link to the MSE forum. In the first post there is a template letter. It's the one I used without issues:

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=27967
#29
Our work Union does this for us and we get £70 a year back so not a fad and its better in your pocket than theirs.
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oooh im famous :)
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Hope all of the hotukdealers that give companies grief for "dodging" tax don't sign up to this, remember reducing tax liability by using legal means makes you a tax dodger as well :):)
#32
This is a tax refund for laundering your uniforms.....if you don't earn enough to pay tax you can't claim it....but you still have to wash your uniform???
1 Like #33
Took a few weeks but got 300 quid from them last year
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dc7911
Our work Union does this for us and we get £70 a year back so not a fad and its better in your pocket than theirs.

How???

Depending on the industry, then the most that can be duducted from your taxable income would be £140 and even if you too are mega rich and pay the higher additional rate of tax, that would only put £63 a year back in your pocket

(£28 for a standard rate tax payer)

Edited By: EveshamLad on Jan 04, 2014 10:12
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paulathompson
This is a tax refund for laundering your uniforms.....if you don't earn enough to pay tax you can't claim it....but you still have to wash your uniform???
You cant claim back tax if you haven't paid any.
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That should be in misc.
#37
meistic
That should be in misc.

That's what I thought, but the mods obviously don't agree
#38
I did this a few years ago.Is this something you need to do every year or two,once they adjust your tax code does it stay the same etc?
4 Likes #39
Unless your self employed its about time they made companies pay for your uniform if its compulsory . As many people are on min wage its outrageous they are forced to buy uniform. Primark being a prime example especially as they sell clothes yet staff are forced to purchase uniform, not even a discount is offered.
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[quoteeslick5 minutes ago #31Show comment tools
Hope all of the hotukdealers that give companies grief for "dodging" tax don't sign up to this, remember reducing tax liability by using legal means makes you a tax dodger as well :):)][/quote]
How can this be tax dodging? You are simply claiming an allowance for cleaning items of clothing you require to carry out your normal day to day work that you are taxed on the income you receive for doing so, only seems fair, not dodging surely, BTW it's only £12 net each year, not millions

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