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Uniform Tax Rebate - Claim My Uniform Tax Refund

Claiming a tax rebate can be tricky, especially when it comes to uniforms and workwear but it doesn't have to be. At Ultra Tax Ltd, we simplify the process of claiming your uniform tax rebate.


Uniform Tax Rebate

Whether you're seeking a tax rebate for washing your uniform or just figuring out if you're eligible, our team will guide you through each step.

Here's how you can claim your uniform tax rebate quickly and easily.


What is a Uniform Tax Rebate?

A uniform tax rebate is a refund from HMRC when you've spent your own money maintaining a work uniform your employer requires you to wear. This refund covers expenses like washing, repairing, or replacing the uniform. Workers in many different jobs are eligible for this rebate, from healthcare to hospitality.


Who Can Claim a Uniform Tax Rebate?

To qualify for a uniform tax rebate, you need to meet these conditions:


  1. Employer Requirement: Your employer requires you to wear a uniform that identifies your role or company.

  2. Self-Paid Maintenance: You pay for washing, repairing, or replacing your uniform out of your own pocket.

  3. No Reimbursement: Your employer doesn't pay you back for these costs.


Workers like nurses, police officers, and utility staff can often claim this rebate.

If you're unsure about whether you're eligible, Ultra Tax Ltd can help.





What Uniform Costs Can You Claim?

The uniform tax rebate can cover various costs related to maintaining your uniform, such as:


  • Washing: Rebate for washing uniforms at home or with a professional laundry service.

  • Repair and Replacement: Costs for repairing or replacing worn-out uniforms.

  • Specialised Cleaning: Expenses for special cleaning like dry cleaning.


What if I Don't Have Any Receipts?

Keeping track of receipts for uniform-related costs can be tough because these expenses cover a wide range of areas, such as:


  • The cost of washing powder, conditioner, and other cleaning products

  • Electricity and water used

  • Maintenance costs for your washing machine and dryer


Also, since most people wash their work clothes with their personal items, it would be cumbersome to calculate exactly how much relates to work and how much to personal use. Understanding this, HMRC allows for flat-rate allowances, which can be claimed even without receipts.


How Much Can You Claim?

How much you can claim depends on your job and specific costs. Some workers have a standard flat-rate allowance, while others might need a detailed calculation. For example, healthcare workers have a flat-rate allowance, but those who need specialised cleaning could get more.


At Ultra Tax Ltd, we'll help you calculate your rebate using our uniform tax rebate calculator.

Use our Free Tax Rebate Calculator below to check how much you could recive.

This table lists the industries/jobs and how much tax relief you can claim.


If your industry and jobs are not shown, you can claim a flat rate expense amount of

£60 (Yearly)






Industry

Job

Amount you can claim £

Agriculture

All workers

100

Airlines

Pilots, co-pilots, helicopter pilots and uniformed flight deck crew

1,022

Airlines

Cabin crew — stewards and stewardesses

720

Aluminium

Continual casting operators, process operators, de-dimplers, driers, drill punchers, dross unloaders, firemen (engaged to light and maintain furnaces), furnace operators and their helpers, leaders, mould-men, pourers, remelt department labourers and roll flatteners

140

Aluminium

Cable hands, case makers, labourers, mates, truck drivers and measurers and storekeepers

80

Aluminium

Apprentices

60

Aluminium

All other workers

120

Armed forces

All ranks in the Royal Air Force, Royal Marines and the army

100

Armed forces

Royal Navy

80

Banks and building societies

Uniformed doormen and messengers

60

Brass and copper

Braziers, coppersmiths, finishers, fitters, moulders, turners and all other workers

120

Building

Joiners and carpenters

140

Building

Cement works, roofing felt and asphalt labourers

80

Building

Labourers and navvies

60

Building

All other workers

120

Building materials

Stone masons

120

Building materials

Tilemakers and labourers

60

Building materials

All other workers

80

Clothing

Lacemakers, hosiery bleachers, dyers, scourers and knitters, knitwear bleachers and dyers

60

Clothing

All other workers

60

Constructional engineering (includes buildings, shipyards, bridges and roads)

Blacksmiths and their strikers, burners, caulkers, chippers, drillers, erectors, fitters, holders up, markers off, platers, riggers, riveters, rivet heaters, scaffolders, sheeters, template workers, turners and welders

140

Constructional engineering (includes buildings, shipyards, bridges and roads)

Banksmen, labourers, shop-helpers, slewers and straighteners

80

Constructional engineering (includes buildings, shipyards, bridges and roads)

Apprentices and storekeepers

60

Constructional engineering (includes buildings, shipyards, bridges and roads)

All other workers

100

Electrical and electricity supply

Workers incurring laundry costs only

60

Electrical and electricity supply

All other workers

120

Trades ancillary to engineering

Pattern makers

140

Trades ancillary to engineering

Labourers, supervisory and unskilled workers

80

Trades ancillary to engineering

Apprentices and storekeepers

60

Trades ancillary to engineering

Motor mechanics in garage repair shop

120

Trades ancillary to engineering

All other workers

120

Fire service

Uniformed fire fighters and fire officers

80

Food

All workers

60

Forestry

All workers

100

Glass

All workers

80

Health and care staff employed by the National Health Service, private hospitals, local authorities and independent care providers

Ambulance staff on active service

185

Health and care staff employed by the National Health Service, private hospitals, local authorities and independent care providers

Nurses, midwives, chiropodists, dental nurses, occupational, speech, physiotherapists and other therapists, healthcare assistants, domiciliary care workers, phlebotomists and radiographers.



Shoes and stockings or tights allowance (where everyone is required to wear the same colour or style)

125








12 shoes


6 tights or stockings.

Health and care staff employed by the National Health Service, private hospitals, local authorities and independent care providers

Plaster room orderlies, hospital porters, ward clerks, sterile supply workers, hospital domestics and hospital catering staff

125

Health and care staff employed by the National Health Service, private hospitals, local authorities and independent care providers

Laboratory staff, pharmacists and pharmacy assistants

80

Health and care staff employed by the National Health Service, private hospitals, local authorities and independent care providers

Uniformed ancillary staff — maintenance workers, grounds staff, drivers, parking attendants and security guards, receptionists and other uniformed staff

80

Heating

Pipe fitters and plumbers

120

Heating

Coverers, laggers, domestic glaziers, heating engineers and all their mates

120

Heating

All gas workers and all other workers

100

Iron mining

Fillers, miners and underground workers

120

Iron mining

All other workers

100

Iron and steel

Day labourers, general labourers, stockmen, timekeepers, warehouse staff and weighmen

80

Iron and steel

Apprentices

60

Iron and steel

All other workers

140

Leather

Curriers (wet workers), fellmongering workers and tanning operatives (wet)

80

Leather

All other workers

60

Particular engineering (work on commercial basis in a factory or workshop producing components such as wire, springs, nails and locks)

Pattern makers

140

Particular engineering (work on commercial basis in a factory or workshop producing components such as wire, springs, nails and locks)

Chainmakers, cleaners, galvanisers, tinners and wire drawers in the wire drawing industry and toolmakers in the lock making industry

120

Particular engineering (work on commercial basis in a factory or workshop producing components such as wire, springs, nails and locks)

Apprentices and storekeepers

60

Particular engineering (work on commercial basis in a factory or workshop producing components such as wire, springs, nails and locks)

All other workers

80

Police force

Ranks of police officers up to and including chief inspector

140

Police force

Community support officers including Metropolitan Police

140

Police force

Other police employees (but not special constables)

60

Precious metals

All workers

100

Printing

Letterpress section — electrical engineers (rotary presses), electrotypers, ink and roller makers, machine minders (rotary), maintenance engineers (rotary presses) and stereotypers

140

Printing

Bench hands (periodical and bookbinding section), compositors (letterpress section), readers (letterpress section) telecommunications and electronic section wire room operators, warehousemen (paper box making section)

60

Printing

All other workers

100

Prisons

Uniformed prison officers

80

Public service — docks and inland waterways

Dockers, dredger drivers and hopper steerers

80

Public service — docks and inland waterways

All other workers

60

Public service — public transport

Garage hands including cleaners

80

Public service — public transport

Conductors and drivers

60

Quarrying

All workers

100

Railways

See the appropriate category for craftsmen (for example engineers, vehicles) all other workers

100

Seamen

Carpenters


Passenger liners

165

Seamen

Cargo vessels, tankers, coasters and ferries

140

Shipyards

Blacksmiths and their strikers, boilermakers, burners, carpenters, caulkers, drillers, furnacemen (platers) holders up, fitters, platers, plumbers, riveters, sheet iron workers, shipwrights, tubers and welders

140

Shipyards

Labourers

80

Shipyards

Apprentices and storekeepers

60

Shipyards

All other workers

100

Textiles and textile printing

Carders, carding engineers, overlookers and technicians in spinning mills

120

Textiles and textile printing

All other workers

80

Vehicles

Builders, railway vehicle repairers and railway wagon lifters

140

Vehicles

Railway vehicle painters, letterers, and builders’ and repairers’ assistants

80

Vehicles

All other workers

60

Wood and furniture

Carpenters, cabinetmakers, joiners, wood carvers and woodcutting machinists

140

Wood and furniture

Artificial limb makers (other than in wood), organ builders and packaging case makers

120

Wood and furniture

Coopers not providing their own tools, labourers, polishers and upholsterers

60

Wood and furniture

All other workers

100


How to Claim Your Uniform Tax Rebate with Ultra Tax Ltd

Claiming a uniform tax rebate can be simple. Here's how Ultra Tax Ltd can help:


  1. Initial Consultation: Contact us by phone, email, or online form to discuss your situation and see if you're eligible.

  2. Provide Information: Give us details about your job, uniform, and any costs for washing, repairing, or replacing it.

  3. Calculate Your Rebate: We'll estimate your refund using our uniform tax rebate calculator.

  4. Submit Your Claim: We handle the entire claim process with HMRC to make sure it's accurate.

  5. Receive Your Refund: After approval, you'll receive your refund directly from HMRC.





How Far Back Can I Claim a Tax Refund?

You can claim tax rebates for up to four years, depending on your income sources and expenses. Here’s what to consider:


  • Changing Jobs: If you've switched employers, we’ll track down relevant documents in order to be able to process your tax rebate.

  • Becoming Self-Employed: Ensure all eligible expenses are claimed through Self Assessment to receive your tax rebate.

  • Stopped Working Mid-Year: A refund may be due if you were taxed on a full year's income but only worked for part of the year.

At current, you can claim tax back from 6th April 2020 up to the 5th April 2024. If you have not checked if you are eligible for a tax refund in any of the past 4 tax years, contact our tax rebate experts today and see if you're entitled to a tax rebate.


Claiming Your Uniform Tax Rebate

Tips for Claiming Your Uniform Tax Rebate


  1. Keep Receipts: Save all receipts for uniform costs to support your claim.

  2. Check Eligibility Often: Rules can change, so check regularly to see if you're now eligible.

  3. Reclaim Missed Rebates: You can claim uniform costs going back up to four years.


The Ultra Tax Ltd Difference

At Ultra Tax Ltd, we make sure you get the most out of your uniform tax rebate. We're here to guide you through the process and claim you back what your owed. Our flat-rate pricing means you only pay for what you receive, so you're getting the best value.





Claiming your uniform tax rebate doesn't have to be difficult, our expert team will ensure you receive the maximum rebate possible, whether it's for washing your uniform or specialised cleaning. Contact us today for a free consultation and start claiming your rebate.

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