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    • deanos
    • By deanos 10th Feb 05, 11:22 PM
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    Wash your uniform at home ? then claim your tax allowance !
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    • 10th Feb 05, 11:22 PM
    Wash your uniform at home ? then claim your tax allowance ! 10th Feb 05 at 11:22 PM
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    Read the fully researched Uniform Tax Rebate guide.

    If you've got your tax back let us know below and you might get one of our Uniform Washer forum badges!

    As MoneySavers have been reclaiming tax on uniform washing on MoneySavingExpert for over 10 years the earlier replies below are the oldest. To see the most recent successes click to read the last pages.

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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-bulletin/bulletin27/freas.htm
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 24-08-2015 at 1:53 PM.
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  • gavhen
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    • 17th Mar 05, 12:10 PM
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    • 17th Mar 05, 12:10 PM
    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
    • funkymonkey
    • By funkymonkey 22nd Mar 05, 9:26 AM
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    • 22nd Mar 05, 9:26 AM
    • #3
    • 22nd Mar 05, 9:26 AM
    yep definately worth it - i have worked as a nurse for 4 years and got back around 90 better than nowt!
    • Xbigman
    • By Xbigman 22nd Mar 05, 3:14 PM
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    • #4
    • 22nd Mar 05, 3:14 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 05, 3:14 PM
    Do you write to your local tax office or the tax office you company uses?
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    • deanos
    • By deanos 22nd Mar 05, 3:17 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 05, 3:17 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 05, 3:17 PM
    I wrote to the tax office my work uses.
    • Xbigman
    • By Xbigman 22nd Apr 05, 4:36 PM
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    • #6
    • 22nd Apr 05, 4:36 PM
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    • 22nd Apr 05, 4:36 PM
    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.

    Thanks deanos.
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    • max2002ad
    • By max2002ad 25th Apr 05, 8:36 PM
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    • #7
    • 25th Apr 05, 8:36 PM
    Try it and see !!
    • #7
    • 25th Apr 05, 8:36 PM
    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

    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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    Last edited by max2002ad; 04-05-2005 at 9:01 PM.
  • shrek101
    • #8
    • 25th Apr 05, 10:14 PM
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    • 25th Apr 05, 10:14 PM
    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.
    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 27th Apr 05, 2:24 PM
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    • #9
    • 27th Apr 05, 2:24 PM
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    • 27th Apr 05, 2:24 PM
    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.

    Yours

    Calley
    • deanos
    • By deanos 27th Apr 05, 2:27 PM
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    Do you wear uniforms in the offices as it does not apply to normal clothes just uniforms
    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 27th Apr 05, 2:51 PM
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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.


    Yours

    Calley
  • Anya
    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?
  • shrek101
    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/programmes/working_lunch/4485833.stm
  • shrek101
    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).
  • divadee
    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.
  • OVERTHEODDS
    Does this apply to nurses working for the NHS?
  • divadee
    Does this apply to nurses working for the NHS?
    by OVERTHEODDS
    Have a look here for details on nurses uniforms. Hope that helps.
  • OVERTHEODDS
    Thank You!
  • carl310166
    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.
  • phatbear
    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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