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    • lewisssss
    • By lewisssss 7th Sep 17, 11:48 PM
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    Tax relief for tools
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    • 7th Sep 17, 11:48 PM
    Tax relief for tools 7th Sep 17 at 11:48 PM
    I have searched previous posts and could not really find an answer. I work as a Mechanic at a dealership and have done for 3+ years. I had to buy all my tools for work and as you may know tools can be very expensive.

    I heard of about the tax relief for tools, I've been reading up on it and still a bit confused by the gov website, was wondering if anyone could answer me a few questions.

    1) They state you can claim tax relief for "repairing or replacing small tools you need to do your job" Where as the guy who told me about it said you could do it for all your tools you've purchased, as the amount I would get back would be minimal, as I rarely need to repair/replace my tools, so if someone could clarify that would be great.

    2) I bought the majority of my Snap On gear off eBay, as our local Snap On dealer is the worst dealer imaginable! I was wondering how this would effect my claim, as in how would I submit my receipts/invoices, if I'm eligible for the relief anyway.

    I can't imagine they'll accept items bought off eBay as your friend could literally list an item x20 the amount it's worth, you buy it, send in the receipt and get way more than the tools worth off the rebate.
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    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 8th Sep 17, 7:38 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 7:38 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 7:38 PM
    You can only claim for repairing or replacing tools.
    OR
    you can claim the fixed rate allowance for a mechanic https://www.gov.uk/hmrc-internal-manuals/employment-income-manual/eim32712
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