Tax relief for employees uniforms work clothing and tools
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Tax relief for employees uniforms work clothing and tools

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Found 11th Nov
gov.uk/tax…ols



You may be able to claim tax relief on the cost of:

  • repairing or replacing small tools you need to do your job (for example, scissors or an electric drill)
  • cleaning, repairing or replacing specialist clothing (for example, a uniform or safety boots)
You can’t claim relief on the initial cost of buying small tools or clothing for work.

If you need to buy other equipment to use in your job, you can claim capital allowances instead.

What you can claimYou can either claim:

  • for what you’ve spent - you’ll need to keep receipts
  • a ‘flat rate deduction’
Flat rate deductions are set amounts that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has agreed are typically spent each year by employees in different occupations.

If your occupation isn’t listed, you may still be able to claim a standard annual amount of £60 in tax relief.

You don’t need to keep records of what you’ve paid for if you claim a flat rate deduction.

Top comments

niceroundpound4 m ago

Thanks for posting @johnsaab1 clained this a few years back. Defiantly …Thanks for posting @johnsaab1 clained this a few years back. Defiantly worth checking if your entitiled


You will get it if it applies, no need to be defiant about it
Edited by: "frakison" 11th Nov

Original Poster

yeah mate if one person get benefit from this that will make my day 😊😊
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Thanks for posting @johnsaab1 claimed this a few years back. Defiantly worth checking if your entitiled
Edited by: "niceroundpound" 11th Nov

Posted plenty of times but if it helps one person it's done its job (still abit annoying that I have to wear formal wear for work, which I never wear outside of work, but hey ho).

niceroundpound4 m ago

Thanks for posting @johnsaab1 clained this a few years back. Defiantly …Thanks for posting @johnsaab1 clained this a few years back. Defiantly worth checking if your entitiled


You will get it if it applies, no need to be defiant about it
Edited by: "frakison" 11th Nov

Original Poster

yeah mate if one person get benefit from this that will make my day 😊😊

How do I apply is there a form ?

If your work place isn’t ‘fixed’ you can claim tax relief at 45p per mile. I work at different places and claimed back over £500 a year.

Is it true that u get more thru other companies who deal on ur behalf ,i have been told u get less u claim directly thanks

Can you claim for previous years? I’m sure I heard you could claim up to 3.

Original Poster

only140 m ago

If your work place isn’t ‘fixed’ you can claim tax relief at 45p per mile. …If your work place isn’t ‘fixed’ you can claim tax relief at 45p per mile. I work at different places and claimed back over £500 a year.



only140 m ago

If your work place isn’t ‘fixed’ you can claim tax relief at 45p per mile. …If your work place isn’t ‘fixed’ you can claim tax relief at 45p per mile. I work at different places and claimed back over £500 a year.

phoenix0295 m ago

Can you claim for previous years? I’m sure I heard you could claim up to 3.


yes can claim back i did for 2 years

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gguglani8115 m ago

Is it true that u get more thru other companies who deal on ur behalf ,i …Is it true that u get more thru other companies who deal on ur behalf ,i have been told u get less u claim directly thanks


i done directly don’t know about that

I normally wear trousers (which I pay for) and my work supply a polo shirt with the company logo which I wear, but there is no real dress code (don't have to wear the polo shirt or trousers).

Would I be eligible to claim anything?

Thanks Mark.

Tax avoidance Is morally wrong when rich do it and ok when the poor do it
Edited by: "robpw2" 11th Nov

Dragon3236 m ago

I normally wear trousers (which I pay for) and my work supply a polo shirt …I normally wear trousers (which I pay for) and my work supply a polo shirt with the company logo which I wear, but there is no real dress code (don't have to wear the polo shirt or trousers).Would I be eligible to claim anything?Thanks Mark.


If your clothing has a company logo that you wouldn’t normally wear apart from when your at work than yes you can claim

gguglani8159 m ago

Is it true that u get more thru other companies who deal on ur behalf ,i …Is it true that u get more thru other companies who deal on ur behalf ,i have been told u get less u claim directly thanks


No, it’s the opposite as they take a slice of the money through fees. Otherwise, how else would they get paid?

nokiafusion28 m ago

If your clothing has a company logo that you wouldn’t normally wear apart f …If your clothing has a company logo that you wouldn’t normally wear apart from when your at work than yes you can claim

Thanks for that.

I'll have to give it a go.

Mark.

robpw21 h, 6 m ago

Tax avoidance Is morally is morally and ok when the poor do it



Errr.... its not tax avoidance though is it? As far as I'm aware, this is a (very small) tax break to compensate for the fact that you have wash and iron work wear that is a requirement of your job?

nokiafusion38 m ago

If your clothing has a company logo that you wouldn’t normally wear apart f …If your clothing has a company logo that you wouldn’t normally wear apart from when your at work than yes you can claim


Just checking would it be the same if the company supplies polo shirts if you want them, but you don't have to wear them (it's not exactly a uniform as don't have to wear them, but I decide to)?

frakison13 m ago

Errr.... its not tax avoidance though is it? As far as I'm aware, this is …Errr.... its not tax avoidance though is it? As far as I'm aware, this is a (very small) tax break to compensate for the fact that you have wash and iron work wear that is a requirement of your job?


It’s the same as when companies do it follow tax law to reduce tax liability but it’s ok for individuals just not for companies. The tax moaners who no nothing about tax don’t see it that way but it’s just the same using tax laws to reduce your tax liability.

Dragon3214 m ago

Just checking would it be the same if the company supplies polo shirts if …Just checking would it be the same if the company supplies polo shirts if you want them, but you don't have to wear them (it's not exactly a uniform as don't have to wear them, but I decide to)?


Fill the form in or call them and see what they say, we get it but it’s been agreed with our union and hmrc even though we don’t have a union in the office we do in the factories and they see it as the same.

Dragon3220 m ago

Just checking would it be the same if the company supplies polo shirts if …Just checking would it be the same if the company supplies polo shirts if you want them, but you don't have to wear them (it's not exactly a uniform as don't have to wear them, but I decide to)?


As long as it has the company logo on you will qualify

Nothing for Teachers, Assistants or Nursing homes ?

gguglani812 h, 47 m ago

Is it true that u get more thru other companies who deal on ur behalf ,i …Is it true that u get more thru other companies who deal on ur behalf ,i have been told u get less u claim directly thanks



Don't be foolish. Just take a couple of seconds to think about it.

benasipro15 m ago

Nothing for Teachers, Assistants or Nursing homes ?



It's not difficult to understand. If they have to wear a uniform (clothes they couldn't wear as normal clothes outside work) and their employer does not provide an allowance for cleaning, they can claim it as an expense and get tax relief. This has been the case for decades.

eslick1 h, 33 m ago

It’s the same as when companies do it follow tax law to reduce tax l …It’s the same as when companies do it follow tax law to reduce tax liability but it’s ok for individuals just not for companies. The tax moaners who no nothing about tax don’t see it that way but it’s just the same using tax laws to reduce your tax liability.


I'm sorry but you're sounding a bit silly and clueless on tax, this is a STATED allowance, it's nothing like when a company uses lawyers and tax experts to find loopholes! If you feel that strongly about it, perhaps you can lead the way and stop claiming your tax free allowance?

You can also claim if your company provides a uniform, but you have to wash it. Been claiming for years, no receipts needed if you purchase uniforms. It doesn’t work out much over the year, but it’s better in my pocket than theirs!!!

eslick1 h, 53 m ago

No you didn’t understand my comment there is nothing silly about it at a …No you didn’t understand my comment there is nothing silly about it at all. Tax law is there for everyone not just companies but individuals as well. individual have allowances in PAYE companies have similar in corporations tax. You also have other ways that individual have other ways outside of PAYE that they can reduce their tax liability in many cases using the same tax laws as companies use. Yes some companies have tax lawyers looking at the law but you would be surprised anyone who has a good accountant can find ways of reducing tax for anyone. There is very little difference between avoiding and reducing tax very little at all.My point is that most individuals avoid tax is some way whether it’s through an allowance or through other means and you can look at this or other legal ways of paying less tax or NI as avoiding tax because it is in the same way in exactly the same way as companies avoid tax legally. There is nothing illegal in what they or we do, loop holes aren’t illegal. whether either is moral is another point this is morally right, companies don’t have morals they have legal obligations to shareholders. Now ask me if what Lewis Hamilton did with his private jet or moving to another country to reduce his tax bill and that’s another story. Whether we like tax laws or not our governments for decades have allowed them to get into a state like they are now not just the last 5 years avoiding but for decades but in the last 5 years the government has not done one thing to stop it. Probably because the “tax experts” blame the companies and not the government themselves.


All very informative, if a little stating the obvious, but again I ask, what has this got to do with this thread? As I said before, this is an ALLOWANCE akin to your tax free allowance, I don't understand whether your comment is supposed to be linked to this thread or if it was just a general rant?

Evidently you can get tax relief on your overalls if you drive a F1 car.....

Sambat1 h, 56 m ago

Evidently you can get tax relief on your overalls if you drive a F1 …Evidently you can get tax relief on your overalls if you drive a F1 car.....


Ask yourself this, if you could save £3.5m of your money without breaking the law, would you do so or would you pay up knowing that the Govt will just give it away to fund the next African Soice Girls?
Edited by: "frakison" 12th Nov

you can also deduct this from your income for tax credits , so if you get £60 uniform allowance your tax credits will increase by £60 x 41% = £24.60
gov.uk/gui…ome

How long does it take to come through if you backdate 5 years

eslick2 h, 15 m ago

Sorry but you didn’t ask what it was linked to this thread and my comment w …Sorry but you didn’t ask what it was linked to this thread and my comment was a reply to your reply to another comment so you tell me. No one said it wasn’t an allowance and allowances in tax law that means you don’t pay tax as you said originally it’s a tax break which allows you to not pay as much tax. So you avoid paying tax on £60 of your earnings. You are reading to much into this the comments section allows comments someone comments you respond and then I respond. That’s how it works it’s not complicated like tax law that a for sure. If you don’t want replies don’t reply to other people’s comments:)


I don't know if you're trolling or deluded? THIS thread is talking about an allowance, you then started spouting off about tax avoidance and people doing things like this and then moaning about companies doing the same? So YOU linked this to avoidance and then repeatedly tried to justify why you think it is.

My point to you is that this is as much avoidance as a personal allowance, you have repeatedly failed to answer why this isn't the case? This is a TINY allowance for having to clean a uniform supplied by an employer, is it fair, probably not, but I can see the reasoning.

I agree that comments invite comments and that's cool, but I do prefer it if the comments are clear and coherent rather than some random thought that I have to then "use the force" to determine whether it applies to the thread it not.

Let's just agree to disagree, you see this as avoidance, I don't, there's no point discussing this further until you get into parliament and have the ability to table change
Edited by: "frakison" 12th Nov

eslick58 m ago

You see there you go again, silly comment, then trolling, YOU were the one …You see there you go again, silly comment, then trolling, YOU were the one that replied to someone who commented on avoidance someone gives you information to try and explain anothers comment and it’s trolling. Sometimes I wish I hadn’t bothered.I never said said it was avoiding, just a way of reducing your tax liability. You seem to be looking for a fight rather than discussing this which is strange or seeing others points of view but that’s okay we are allowed our opinions. Tax law and allowances are such a complicated area that certainly gets people’s back up. There really is no point in trying to discuss it with you, but try and play nice it only gets other people’s backs up and there is no reason for it. Having a blinkered approach helps no one and sitting there slagging people really isn’t the best way to use the site.



There was nothing trolling about me trying to clarify what you actually mean, perhaps if you explained yourself better we could save time? If you're just going to flip-reverse what I say, we may as well just leave it there, I hate "victims", so lets do as I suggested and just leave it that you are clueless on tax and think that an ALLOWANCE is tax avoidance

eslick36 m ago

You really are one of those aren’t you read what I said next time it might …You really are one of those aren’t you read what I said next time it might help. As I have said it’s NOT avoidance but guess you only read what suits you.


Right you've never said that this is avoidance? From your post:

"My point is that most individuals avoid tax is some way whether it’s through an allowance or through other means and you can look at this or other legal ways of paying less tax or NI as avoiding tax because it is in the same way in exactly the same way as companies avoid tax legally."

I can read perfectly well, you just seemingly forget what you post
Edited by: "frakison" 12th Nov

frakison2 h, 41 m ago

Right you've never said that this is avoidance? From your post:"My point …Right you've never said that this is avoidance? From your post:"My point is that most individuals avoid tax is some way whether it’s through an allowance or through other means and you can look at this or other legal ways of paying less tax or NI as avoiding tax because it is in the same way in exactly the same way as companies avoid tax legally."I can read perfectly well, you just seemingly forget what you post

. looking at your other replies on here you got someone to not avoid you but keep discussing where others used avoidance tactic to give you a wide birth, guess I gave you to many allowances but should have simply avoided you. Maybe I should just evade you full stop but maybe you would prefer avoidance rather than evasion or we could just use creative accounting and just press the mute button. Either way I can avoid talking with you again. Allowances avoidance is legal evasion is not but you looking for an argument well that’s just GAAP standards.

eslick45 m ago

. looking at your other replies on here you got someone to not avoid you …. looking at your other replies on here you got someone to not avoid you but keep discussing where others used avoidance tactic to give you a wide birth, guess I gave you to many allowances but should have simply avoided you. Maybe I should just evade you full stop but maybe you would prefer avoidance rather than evasion or we could just use creative accounting and just press the mute button. Either way I can avoid talking with you again. Allowances avoidance is legal evasion is not but you looking for an argument well that’s just GAAP standards.


Can you retype that with less errors and perhaps a little grammar as with the majority of your ramblings, it makes NO sense

frakison4 h, 16 m ago

Can you retype that with less errors and perhaps a little grammar as with …Can you retype that with less errors and perhaps a little grammar as with the majority of your ramblings, it makes NO sense


Yeah because it includes words you don’t understand, to many tax and accounting terms in there for you to comprehend and you also don’t get sarcasm either. Oh well.

Good night my friend putting you on mute can’t be bothered with someone like you any more and in all of the years I have never done that. You win a prize. You really aren’t a nice person go and troll someone else.
Edited by: "eslick" 12th Nov

I don't wear a uniform to work but I still need to wash and iron the clothes I wear, don't really see the difference for the laundry tax rebate. It's not like those who don't have a uniform rock up in dirty never cleaned stuff.

Not a dig at anyone claiming, if I could then I would. I just don't get why the government see it as an extra cost to get tax relief on

Are you able to claim on clothes bought for work? For example a smart dress code

Does anyone have a template typed up for this rebate? Something which we could all use which has worked before? Please comment if you can help or advise
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