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did anyone claim for a tax rebate for washing their work uniform?

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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
just wondering how long it takes to hear anything?i wrote in about 2 and a half weeks ago
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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banned#1
jellybaby22;2693942
didnt know you could claim......:w00t:

You missed my thread then!
#2
tried it once years ago got a reply saying it was already accounted for in my tax code
#3
kungfu
tried it once years ago got a reply saying it was already accounted for in my tax code


do you really believe that?

Both me and my mum have to so i might tell her about it. :)
banned#4
#5
Nobody gets an allowance for washing their clothes. A uniform is no different to anybody else who works. You do get an allowance for uniform upkeep if you have to buy it yourself, but not if it is provided.
banned#6
KDH001;2694335
Nobody gets an allowance for washing their clothes. A uniform is no different to anybody else who works. You do get an allowance for uniform upkeep if you have to buy it yourself, but not if it is provided.

No...but you can claim a tax rebate :thumbsup:
#7
yimmie
do you really believe that?

Both me and my mum have to so i might tell her about it. :)



Lol what u want me to believe???, i sent the official letter and got that response. im reckon they will know better than anyone if im due the rebate dont you :thumbsup:
#8
ODB_69
No...but you can claim a tax rebate :thumbsup:


Not for washing your clothes you can't, otherwise everybody could claim. Someone who works in a bank or blue collar job wears normal clothes has just as much right to claim as someone in uniform. The idea is ridiculous.
#9
KDH001
Not for washing your clothes you can't, otherwise everybody could claim. Someone who works in a bank or blue collar job wears normal clothes has just as much right to claim as someone in uniform. The idea is ridiculous.


Maybe ridiculous but its true, ring the IR up and ask them, its in my tax code now.
banned#10
you cannot claim a rebate. You can claim for a tax code adjustment. Not at all the same as a rebate.
banned#11
csiman;2694427
you cannot claim a rebate. You can claim for a tax code adjustment. Not at all the same as a rebate.

ok...well thats what I meant but fair point
banned#12
KDH001;2694380
Not for washing your clothes you can't, otherwise everybody could claim. Someone who works in a bank or blue collar job wears normal clothes has just as much right to claim as someone in uniform. The idea is ridiculous.

Sorry but you are wrong. Certain professions can (nurse, doctor etc). however, it is a very small amount totalling about £12 per year.
#13
i am self employed and claim all my laundry costs back at the end of the year for washing overalls etc always had a rebate....its included in the total so it aint broke down so i doubt its very much
#14
That reminds me a I need to do this. If im not paying tax, do i still get money?
banned#15
samwhitewick;2694458
That reminds me a I need to do this. If im not paying tax, do i still get money?

what was your job?
#16
csiman;2694545
what was your job?


I am a shop assistant in waitrose. they have given me a form for it
#17
csiman
you cannot claim a rebate. You can claim for a tax code adjustment. Not at all the same as a rebate.


wrong you can claim back 6 years worth in a rebate.
#18
kungfu
Lol what u want me to believe???, i sent the official letter and got that response. im reckon they will know better than anyone if im due the rebate dont you :thumbsup:


just because one person doesn't know that you can get a rebate on it doen't mean you can't ;)
if some people have been successful that surely suggests the person that dealt with your enquiry wa wrong, or on the other hand the people who received their money had been dealt with by people that think otherwise.
#19
csiman
Sorry but you are wrong. Certain professions can (nurse, doctor etc). however, it is a very small amount totalling about £12 per year.


Sorry but you are wrong. The rebate is uniform allowance, only payable if you buy your own uniform. Doctors and nurses gear can be washed for free using the hospital laundry so no rebate there either. You get nothing for washing your clothes.
#20


did u claim it?
how long does it take?
banned#21
edjaned;2694783
did u claim it?
how long does it take?

I still havent done it to be honest...will have to get on to them but seems to have worked for others
#22
i phoned them about it and they told me to write in a claim,they never said there was no such thing!
#23
I done it a few years ago.. I don't know how long it wasn't long...

This is the same sort of letter I followed and sent to my regional tax office...


Harlzter listed this but on ODB's thread...

Fred West
A street
In England
Lincs


date....

Home Tel: XXXXXXX
Work Tel: XXXXXXX

Email: XXXXXXXX

National Insurance No: XXXXXXXX
Inland Revenue
regional office
anywhere
here
AB1 1AC


Tax Code XXXX

I am writing in order to have my tax code amended to take into account my expenditure on washing the Company Uniform with logo’s worn in my current post as a XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

I would like to claim retrospectively for the maximum period, which I believe to be 6 years, and have enclosed the latest copy of my P60.

Yours

XXXX
#24
yimmie
just because one person doesn't know that you can get a rebate on it doen't mean you can't ;)
if some people have been successful that surely suggests the person that dealt with your enquiry wa wrong, or on the other hand the people who received their money had been dealt with by people that think otherwise.


lol i actually aint got a clue what you are arguing with me over, basically what they told me is my tax code is ALREADY adjusted to take care of this, maybe i did it years ago, maybe my employer sorted it a long time ago i forget, but i get this deduction already.
#25
In simple terms, you can't claim for washing clothes you use in your job. It's not quite as straightforward as that but the rule applies to the vast majority of people.

There are, however, certain employments that qualify for what is known as a Flat Rate Expense.

These involve workers who have successfully argued (normally through agreement with HMRC and their unions) that they have costs that are wholly, necessarily and exclusively incurred in performing their duties.

There is a fixed amount claimable and this is (usually) automatically included in peoples' code numbers.

A full list is here ;-

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

If you don't fall in this list, you (generally) qualify for nowt.

Self Employed people are different as they only have to satisfy the 'wholly and necessary' (not the 'exclusive') test and so they are able to claim more generous expenses through their accounts.
banned#26
kungfu;2695070
lol i actually aint got a clue what you are arguing with me over, basically what they told me is my tax code is ALREADY adjusted to take care of this, maybe i did it years ago, maybe my employer sorted it a long time ago i forget, but i get this deduction already.

what is your tax code then?
#27
kungfu
lol i actually aint got a clue what you are arguing with me over, basically what they told me is my tax code is ALREADY adjusted to take care of this, maybe i did it years ago, maybe my employer sorted it a long time ago i forget, but i get this deduction already.


arguing?! What on earth. You're either incredibly sensitive or dumb. I was trying to point out that you could have been dealt with by someone that doesn't know!!! Jeez man.
#28
csiman
what is your tax code then?


havent got a clue havent opened a wage slip for years
#29
My tax rebate forms arrived last week but there's so much to fill out I dunno if I'll ever bother to fill them all out as we're only talking about £12 a year.
#30
I dont work...but my OH wrote a letter in May and it took 5 weeks to get a reply, they asked if his employer provided a laundry service. He replied back at the end of June saying they dont and we are still awaiting a reply.............:roll:
banned#31
The IR and NI offices are a complete joke. I have been after a NI refund for 6 months now. 6 letters with silly or no response and telephones are out of order (i.e 10-20 min queues then cut off).

If only it was the same when you owed them money!

The civil service in this country is run by a bunch of muppets (i.e Labour!).
#32
i had a letter saying there is a delay
been about 5 weeks now
#33
You wont get this, I tried getting this over 5 years ago and found out it's a load of **** eventually you will receive a letter back saying you cannot claim for laundry allowances unless you purchased your own uniform and your emplyer does not have a laundry service - even then it's doubtfull that you will get it as they could ask for receipts.
#34
had my tax code changed today for the rebate, i sent the template letter off the other thread no forms to fill in
they didnt ask for proof ,took two weeks from when i sent the letter.
#35
i have been claiming an allowance for years
sure it for work clothes and tool allowance
think its about £60 a year
will have to look for my end of year (P60) to get the code and what its for
we had overalls supplied by the company and cleaned by them too
think is was agreed by the then NGA
then became GPMU and now AMACUS
in the litho print trade by the way
#36
If you work in a uniform and have to wash it yourself then yes u can claim a "uniform tax rebate" only once then HMRC will adjust your tax code for future years.
suspended#37
Has anyone used uniformtaxrebate.co.uk to do this? I'm worried it could be a scam.

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