Are you required to wear a uniform as part of your job? If so, then you could be in for some extra money! You may be eligible for expenses up to £100s over the last five years, even if it was just one day that year, you can claim relief for the whole tax period!
But am I eligible for this?
Do you have a job that requires wearing a recognisable uniform, like branded polo shirts, workwear or hospitality attire? Well, the HMRC says if your employer makes it mandatory to wear the specific work clothes while on the clock, they can be claimed as expenses – even when worn once during tax year.
For those who are self-employed, seeking financial aid for uniforms and laundry no longer requires claiming via a rebate—you’ll just need it filled out on your respective self-assessment tax return instead!
For a more in depth look into this tax relief please go to the below link. This will have a lot more information of this and help you find even more savings!
And to claim your uniform expenses see the Gov.uk site below.
How much could I potentially get?
Claiming a uniform tax refund can be an easy way to save money and time. With the standard flat-rate expense allowance of £60, basic-rate taxpayers are entitled to receive up to 20% back – that’s £12! For higher-rate taxpayers, it could potentially double this figure at an impressive £24. In total, with all years dating back five years taken into consideration you’ll get your entire allocated amount returned in full; yet keep in mind there is only until 5th April 2023 available for claiming expenses from 2018/19 – hurry before you miss out on gaining significant savings!
Ready to get started?
All in all, the value of uniform allowances offered by the HMRC may be financially beneficial to individuals who have worn a mandatory uniform for their job during the past 5 years. It is definitely worth doing further research and finding out if you are eligible for relief on uniform expenses. Due to these tax break policies, you’ve only got to 5th April to claim your 2018/19 refund. For more advice and information regarding uniform tax relief, please find more here. If you still need workwear, look at our vast collection – there’s something suitable for every career choice!