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    callywally
    Tax rebate for washing work uniform at home
    • #1
    • 16th Jan 09, 12:53 PM
    Tax rebate for washing work uniform at home 16th Jan 09 at 12:53 PM
    Would welcome any advice please.

    I am looking in to the tax rebate for washing uniform at home.

    Am I correct in thinking that as long as the uniform has a logo etc and the company does not supply laundry facilites at work you are allowed to claim for washing the uniform at home?

    Does the company have to agree to the tax rebate?
    I work in a job which is quite hard on clothing which means uniform needs washing everyday.

    My employers are being very unhelpful in this and are saying we are not intitled to the rebate.
    Does the tax rebate affect the employer in any way?

    Has the employer a responsibility to tell employees that they are intitled to this rebate/
    would be gratefull if any one could advise.
    thanks
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    • #2
    • 16th Jan 09, 2:38 PM
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    • 16th Jan 09, 2:38 PM
    Hi,
    No the employer does not need to agree to the tax rebate as it is not given by them. If the uniform has a company logo, then you are entitled to the £60 rebate this year and £45 for previous financial years if applicable.
  • ceeforcat
    • #3
    • 16th Jan 09, 2:42 PM
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    • 16th Jan 09, 2:42 PM
    Lest there be any confusion you are entitled to an allowance of £60 this year. This will have the effect of reducing your tax by £12 per annum (£9.90 in previous years)
    • Valli
    • By Valli 16th Jan 09, 4:36 PM
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    • #4
    • 16th Jan 09, 4:36 PM
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    • 16th Jan 09, 4:36 PM
    and you should contact your tax office - they will adjust your coding, if you are entitled to a tax allowance, and it won't cost your employers a penny. They (your employers) aren't interested because it's not their problem and it's not in their power to change your tax code.
    Incidentally trade unions often negotiate these kind of allowances on behalf of the entire (affected) workforce.
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  • gone4gold62
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    • 17th Jan 09, 12:58 AM
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    • 17th Jan 09, 12:58 AM
    hi my son worked in a recyling yard lol -scrap yard = and had to have his clothes washed every day he no longer works there could he still claim ? thanks
  • gone4gold62
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    • 18th Jan 09, 2:54 AM
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    • 18th Jan 09, 2:54 AM
    hi yes he did have a uniform navy trousers and navy jumpers with company logo,and they were washed every night and dried ,you should of seen the oil type stuff that came out of them always had to do a full empty wash after to clean my machine ,thanks
  • chriiiiiiiis
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    • 18th Jan 09, 10:10 PM
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    • 18th Jan 09, 10:10 PM
    You cannot claim for any clothes that are navy blue. And they have to be washed in a Hotpoint washing machine on a 40.
    • pink princess
    • By pink princess 18th Jan 09, 10:14 PM
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    • 18th Jan 09, 10:14 PM
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    • 18th Jan 09, 10:14 PM
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=27967 Hi heres a link to an old thread about this that has alot of info in for you.
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  • libbie
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    • 28th Sep 09, 8:47 PM
    tax back on washing uniform
    • #9
    • 28th Sep 09, 8:47 PM
    hello

    all these comments have been very helpful. is it as simple as asking the tax office for a form to claim tax back for washing work uniform ? anyone who can help a novice would be appreciated
  • wallsy
    Is this a total of £60 a year in tax relief? This would only work to about £13 rebate! Is that right?
  • fengirl
    @libbie - you dont need a form, just write a letter.
    @wallsy - yes, tax relief is just that - relief from tax. £60 allowance @ 20% is £12 tax relief or saving.
    • TM1976
    • By TM1976 29th Sep 09, 10:05 AM
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    TM1976
    Yes it's only about £12 but if you have been working there for 6 years you can roll up all your previous years to get just under £60.

    You will also get £12 each year for future tax years, providing tax rates remain the same. (You get it £1 a month though).

    You have to have paid tax in the first place though.
  • matsumi83
    I would like to know...
    hello there,

    I really would like to know more about reclaiming the money for washing work uniform.
    Basically, I know that l can claim the money but the problem is that l have got two part time jobs( l do have work clothes in both of them ). The question is: do l claim 60 pound from each company or can l claim just 60 pound from both of them per year?
    • TM1976
    • By TM1976 16th Mar 11, 7:50 AM
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    TM1976
    My view is that each job should have a uniform/FRE rate attached to it as this appears to be the most logical way to apportion expenses - if you have 2 jobs you have 2 uniforms. Personnally I would spell this out in my letter and request both.

    However in the absence of any formal guidance - if anyone has any please post - it's down to the person at HMR&C who reviews your claim and typically they only allow one allowance per employee. However if the amount is worth enough to you even if they decline this it might be worth challenging it.
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