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Wash your uniform at home ? then claim your tax allowance ! from £60 to £140 per year

Found 18th May 2009Made hot 18th May 2009
See 2nd post for info, anyone who washes there uniform at home is able to claim !

Its better in your pocket than the governments !

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Original Poster

Tax allowance now £60 to £140 per year from April 2008

See list of what you can claim here > hmrc.gov.uk/man…htm it is not limited to those listed but that is a guide and customs will choose the most suitable catogory based on your job, if you are not listed THEN STILL CLAIM

OR phone the helpline they will be able to help you as well 0845 366 7816



Wash your uniform at home ?

Then write to your tax office and tell them, i got a extra tax allowance and it is backdated 6 years which its better than nothing and better in your pocket

It only costs the price of a stamp so worth a try !

All you need to do is fill in the blanks and send it to your work's tax office...............

Your Name
Your Address
Date

Inland Revenue
Tax Office Address
Details available from
Your employer/pay roll dept
…………
Postcode.


Dear Inland Revenue

RE: Expenses Allowance

I have been employed at Company Name, Location since (Date of Starting at Employment). I am obliged to launder the uniform, which is supplied to me by the company. I therefore wish to claim an expenses allowance of £xx for each year since the above date (if unsure just dont mention an amount they will work it out for you).


Yours Faithfully



Your Name
Your Tax code

hmrc.gov.uk/emp…htm

is this for employees only? or can self employed do this too?

Original Poster

Im not sure, read the post on MSE the info may be in there.

Thank you very much. Expect the expected, people will start saying it is not a deal. I think it is well worth to be on this section.

£140 for police :thumbsup:

Just wondering, I have to wear suits every day for work, obviously financed by myself, is there any way I can claim for this back.

Also, these suits require dry cleaning, again at my expense, is this something that I could reclaim ???

Dry cleaning is a lot more expensive than cleaning at home so I thought I'd ask, someone on here is bound to know.

I just figured if you can claim back for washing at home there must be some way of claiming for dry cleaning.

meshosa;5248192

Thank you very much. Expect the expected, people will start saying it is … Thank you very much. Expect the expected, people will start saying it is not a deal. I think it is well worth to be on this section.



I agree, well worth a mention :thumbsup:

gizmo_gadgets;5248283

Just wondering, I have to wear suits every day for work, obviously … Just wondering, I have to wear suits every day for work, obviously financed by myself, is there any way I can claim for this back. Also, these suits require dry cleaning, again at my expense, is this something that I could reclaim ??? Dry cleaning is a lot more expensive than cleaning at home so I thought I'd ask, someone on here is bound to know. I just figured if you can claim back for washing at home there must be some way of claiming for dry cleaning.


Same here. I'd really like to know

My GF works for a distribution company, she works in the finance office and the top she wears has the company logo...DHL...can she claim? I can't see a relevant category on the hmrc site,

Original Poster

As far as im aware it only applies to clothes provided by your firm, suits etc can be used for any purpose so are not eligible

Original Poster

Krinkle;5248325

My GF works for a distribution company, she works in the finance office … My GF works for a distribution company, she works in the finance office and the top she wears has the company logo...DHL...can she claim? I can't see a relevant category on the hmrc site,




If it has a logo then yes she can claim :thumbsup:

I work in a shop...this doesnt count though does it?

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Cool :thumbsup:

Original Poster

dmtuk;5248377

I work in a shop...this doesnt count though does it?



Yes it does :thumbsup:

Saw this ages ago, never bothered before but worth a go I guess. How much do you claim for?

have had a laundry allowance in my last three employments going back around 18 years.
There is possibly an allowance for footwear when your employer requires a certain type to be worn that does not constitute a safety Boot/shoe and is supplied by yourself. I ahve struggled to get the detiails on this the tax people seem very vague and were obstructive to my enquiries to say the least. If anyone has any details on that I'd be interested.

By the way this is not a deal!

But it is a useful post so I'll put my heat in.

excellent, better in our pocket than theirs. cheers. voted hot

check your tax code some get this already added in automatically depending on the tax man and unions

Sorry I expired your deal. Think its great and have already sent it on.

Its this laptop, screen keeps flicking and I managed to push the wrong button.

Sorry

been claiming this for years, but well done for mentioning it for others

Nice find OP, i shall pass this around :thumbsup:

Not a deal but HOT info, rep too

anyone Armed Forces done it?

mmm tesco???
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KiNG_AuM;5248478

mmm tesco???ty



I work at tesco do i get laundry money :P?

hey people, ye this is a good idea, i did it when i worked in the NHS as a care assistant, claimed 2 years tax rebate and it does work!!!

I am supplied the same trousers and tshirts as normal hospital staff as a student physiotherapist so I was wondering if university students who are supplied uniform for their NHS placements are allowed to claim aswell?

Cheers

KillerChocobo;5248507

I work at tesco do i get laundry money :P?



thats wat i'hv asked..:)

iCodd;5248469

anyone Armed Forces done it?



Sorry, I also worked in the Armed Forces, they do provide laundry and services, unfortunately this means armed forces personnel are not allowed to claim. Again I wasnt happy about that because the laundry rooms are locked and cadets and non-senior ranks arent allowed to use laundry rooms or the services provided.

KillerChocobo;5248507

I work at tesco do i get laundry money :P?



I got it at sainsbury's as it was a uniform supplied by the company with the company logo on it and the company had no laundry facilitie for it's employees. This need s to be mentioned in the letter.

Besides as the post says it only costs a stamp to try.

I work for Asda, any when i phoned up about my tax code the woman asked me if i washed my uniform, i said yeah and why and she told me i pay less tax before i do, was well pleased

how much do you get , for example claiming back tax on 6 years at £100 year = £600 , so i only get 20% or so of that , is that right ???

so could i claim working in a care home as a care assistant?

gizmo_gadgets;5248283

Just wondering, I have to wear suits every day for work, obviously … Just wondering, I have to wear suits every day for work, obviously financed by myself, is there any way I can claim for this back. Also, these suits require dry cleaning, again at my expense, is this something that I could reclaim ??? Dry cleaning is a lot more expensive than cleaning at home so I thought I'd ask, someone on here is bound to know. I just figured if you can claim back for washing at home there must be some way of claiming for dry cleaning.



If the clothing is issued by the employer, and you wash / clean (dry) out of your own pocket, then you can claim. This assumes that your employer doesn't give you an allowance for the cleaning of the clothing.
If you purchase your own clothes to wear at work, such as a suit, then you can not claim.

If you're not sure what you can and can't claim - ask the Inland Revene ... they really are very helpful.
Of, ask your HR department.

Im sure I read somewhere that if your work supplies the uniform for free then you can be Tax for the clothes.

Need to do some googling....

meshosa;5248192

Thank you very much. Expect the expected, people will start saying it is … Thank you very much. Expect the expected, people will start saying it is not a deal. I think it is well worth to be on this section.



I'd say this thread is a whole lot more useful than most of the s*** that gets dumped on this site ;-)

Benjimoron;5248404

Saw this ages ago, never bothered before but worth a go I guess. How much … Saw this ages ago, never bothered before but worth a go I guess. How much do you claim for?



When you've bothered to read the link supplied, only then will you be entitled to come back and ask that question.
Until then, I'll still have you down as a lazy t*** :whistling:

moltione;5248600

Im sure I read somewhere that if your work supplies the uniform for free … Im sure I read somewhere that if your work supplies the uniform for free then you can be Tax for the clothes.Need to do some googling....



I doubt it, you're generally not allowed to wear it out of work and you don't own it, you usually have to give it back.

What about MP's expenses? Are they allowable? I need to advise my MP.

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