If you work in a job that requires a uniform or even just a branded shirt, you could claim a uniform tax rebate from HMRC worth over a £100, and it’s very simple to do.
You don’t get much in life for free, so when it comes along, you need to grab it with both hands. If you wear a full uniform or even just a branded shirt and you wash or repair it yourself, you could reclaim £100’s of tax for up to five years worth of expenses.
Now, there are plenty of companies out there who will submit a claim on your behalf. But the fact is, why let somebody take a cut of what you’re entitled to from just a few minutes work? And in the worst case scenario, you could end up with nothing.
Take a look at these easy steps to claim your uniform tax rebate.
Do I qualify for a uniform tax rebate?
- You are required to purchase, repair or clean the uniform yourself.
- You are paying/have paid income tax for the year you are claiming for.
How much should I get?
Once HMRC receive your claim, and all goes well, you should see your tax code change. This means, in future, the amount you have to earn before paying tax slightly increases.
- Your occupation
- Your details, including your National Insurance and PAYEE reference numbers
- Employer’s name and address
- Whether you are claiming a flat rate (the majority of people will be).
- How you want to be paid – either by cheque or straight into your bank account.
If you’ve made a claim previously, instead of completing the form, you can phone HMRC on 0300 200 3300 to discuss your reclaim. You will only usually do this if you’ve noticed that your tax code isn’t correct.
Is it worth doing?
If you’re employed in the emergency services or various other government departments, take a look at discounts from the Blue Light Card.
And if, you’re interested in reducing your tax bill even further, take a look the Marriage Allowance offered by the government. It could save you over £200 per year, and can be backdated.