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Old 10-02-2005, 11:22 PM
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Smile Wash your uniform at home ? then claim your tax allowance !

Jan 2014 update

Forumite AllSpent has had a £100 rebate this month plus an adjusted tax allowance. Read the Full MSE Guide for the latest info on getting a free Uniform Tax Rebate or read about others' successful claims and questions below


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


See list of what you can claim here > http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/eimanual/eim32712.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


Wash your uniform at home ?

Then write to your tax office and tell them, i got a extra tax allowance and it is backdated 4 years (+current year) 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.(thanks to max2002ad)

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Your Name
Your Address
National Insurance Number
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.


Yours Faithfully



Your Name
Your Tax code

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http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/employers-bul...in27/freas.htm

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Old 17-03-2005, 12:10 PM
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just to mention that to claim this you have to write that your employer doesnt have any laundry facilities, that the uniform had a company logo or otherwise which proves that it couldnt have been worn outside of work, as well as all the companies names and addresses plus periods that you worked at each

still worth it though especially if you've got 6 years to claim
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Old 22-03-2005, 9:26 AM
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yep definately worth it - i have worked as a nurse for 4 years and got back around £90 better than nowt!
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Do you write to your local tax office or the tax office you company uses?
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Old 22-03-2005, 3:17 PM
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I wrote to the tax office my work uses.
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I sent off my letter to Mr tax man at the beggining of April and just got my coding notice. £76 less tax for me to pay this year.

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Old 25-04-2005, 8:36 PM
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I have also done this and i even got the tax office to write my letter for me.
Here is a copy of it.
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
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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 £45 for each year since the above date.


Yours Faithfully



Your Name
Your Tax code

An Update!!
I sent this letter and only this letter and i have recieved my £45 for this year in a new coding notice!! I will get the previous five years when i send them my p60's as i am not on their computer for some reason !!
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Old 25-04-2005, 10:14 PM
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I use to get tax allownace when I worked for PO many years ago. My wife works at Sainsburys Deli, before it was Safeway for almost 10 years she aint had a penny allowance, so I mentioned this to her, its worth a try.
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What happens if they do have laundry facilities but only to certain grades of staff. For example all the people in the offices are not allowed to put there clothes through. But all the staff on the shop floor are?

Any ideas?

Many thanks in advance.

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Old 27-04-2005, 2:27 PM
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Do you wear uniforms in the offices as it does not apply to normal clothes just uniforms
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I assumed people would assume I was still talking about uniforms. Next time I will be more careful and explict to my meaning.

Yes it is uniform as I would never want to wear it out. With the company name above one pocket and the person own name above the other. Also provide trousers and safety shoes. And just because someone works in an office does not mean that they don't wear a uniform

This is just a curious question as well. What would happen if you wore half a uniform. E.g just a shirt provided by the company rather than trousers and shirt.


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Old 27-04-2005, 11:49 PM
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My husband works in a nursery. They have washing facilities for childrens clothes but not for staff - would he still be eligible? He also changed jobs last year - would he be able to claim for the three years he was at his previous workplace and would we need to send 2 letters or combine it into one?
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Got our letter sent off to local tax office, fingers crossed.

I saw some mention of this on working lunch the other day. They were telling people how to work out your correct amount fo tax via your tax code. They then went on to interview a chap who works for a company who does this for a living. Besides being questioned as to why people need them hen they cliam 60% of the back tax or something like that, it was high percentage. He happened to mention tax for washing uniforms.

I found oput the part about your tax code

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programme...ch/4485833.stm
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Also found this

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/senew/SE32482.htm

The employees in a factory are provided with protective overalls but have to wash the overalls themselves. In 1998/99 the employer makes a payment of 50p per week to each employee as a contribution to the cost. The overalls get so dirty that they need to be washed in a high temperature wash separate from other clothes. It is agreed that the laundry costs suggested in SE32485 are reasonable.

There is an agreement that the payment of 50p per week may be made without deduction of tax, see SE05200. The cost of washing the overalls is deductible, see SE32480. The net cost will be £19 for 1998/99 (£45 less £26).
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Old 28-04-2005, 12:36 PM
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WOW thanks for this, mr divadee has to wear a unifrm for work (retail shop) and you would never ever wear it out of the house (its nasty) so i am gonna write off and try and claim back what we are owed. hope it works, hes worked there for 15 years but as 6 is the most they will pay, should hopefully get the maximum.
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Does this apply to nurses working for the NHS?
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Does this apply to nurses working for the NHS?
Have a look here for details on nurses uniforms. Hope that helps.
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Thank You!
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Quite a few of my workmates in Royal Mail have written off to the Tax Office.

They have started to receive replies stating that their tax codes have already been adjusted to take the cleaning into account,but we can claim tax relief on contributions to our death grants via union subscriptions.

If any Royal Mail worker would like a copy of this standard letter,PM me.
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typical, i work for Customs and I cant seem to find any mention of whether I can claim, if I can do you also think I can get an extra allowance for cleaning materials for my handcuff???
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