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donsycoo
Old 27-03-2006, 2:02 PM
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Question uniform allowance?

hi i heard that you can claim a uniform allowance through the inland revenue if you work somewhere that does not have an available washing machine yet you have to wear a uniform (a supermarket for example).
has any one does this or know what forms / requirements there are?
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when i used to work for the inland revenue,people just used to write a letter to their local tax office to claim this money back.tell them how much you have to pay to wash and how often.

hope this helps
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when i used to work for the inland revenue,people just used to write a letter to their local tax office to claim this money back.tell them how much you have to pay to wash and how often.

hope this helps
do you know if there are any restrictions to who can apply? like hours or something? im still at uni so not on a full tax code and only do 10 - 20 hours a week.
i didnt even know there was such a thing until a lady told me when i was at work the other day!
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Old 27-03-2006, 2:19 PM
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Gosh I never realised there was such a thing - surely this would be make so many people claim lots of money!
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My hubby used to claim an allowance for the washing of his uniform, he rang the local tax office & they increased his tax code slightly to take this into a/c
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See:-

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/senew/se32485.htm
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It must be logo-ed workwear and there should be no laundry available from your employer.If the employer states they have a staff washing machine, the allowance falls.iirc, i get £90 a year on my allowance.
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It must be logo-ed workwear and there should be no laundry available from your employer.If the employer states they have a staff washing machine, the allowance falls.iirc, i get £90 a year on my allowance.
how did you claim that? do you know what form you filled out?
i like the idea of getting something back
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Old 27-03-2006, 4:15 PM
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This was posted last year on a previous thread, i used it for my husband and now get tax allowance for his uniform

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
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Old 27-03-2006, 4:18 PM
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Thanks smiley, thats something to consider
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Old 27-03-2006, 6:01 PM
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I get this i think it is £45 per year which is on your tax allowance
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how did you claim that? do you know what form you filled out?
i like the idea of getting something back

There wasn't a form,i wrote a letter to the inspector of taxes and a couple of weeks later there was an adjustment to my coding.
If you are a trade union member you will likely find your union has already got an agreement in place with the revenue, it will be under fixed expenses.
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Old 30-03-2006, 1:53 PM
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I want to claim this for my husband but am unsure which is my local tax office. I know his wages are sorted at a head office somewhere up country. Do I have to find out there address or do I just send it to my local one. Sorry to appear thick.
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Old 30-03-2006, 8:53 PM
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Hi snoopy rules. You need to send it to the tax office that deals with your husbands work. You can find this on your husbands P60. There should be a tax office code on there. Then visit www.hmrc.gov.uk/local/ and you can enter the code to get the full address. Hope this helps.
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Old 31-03-2006, 3:51 PM
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Great tip.

Letters on behalf of myself and OH posted today.
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Old 31-03-2006, 5:37 PM
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How much do you think a student nurse should ask for to do bank work on weekends? While shes training though she would be working as a HCA

And any idea of how much it would be for a full time Nurse once shes qualified?

I think if you have to buy your own uniform too they give an allowance for that
Thanx

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