Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    Esko
    Paye - Claiming Back Expenses
    • #1
    • 2nd Jun 08, 4:42 PM
    Paye - Claiming Back Expenses 2nd Jun 08 at 4:42 PM
    Hi -

    I am in FT employment within the Healthcare Recruitment industry (office based) and currently paid by PAYE. I am wondering what general expenses can be claimed back if any when being paid through PAYE. I've come across a few sites that suggest there may be an allowance for travel and meals whilst away on business, dry cleaning expenses, dental/medical/prescription charges, or I.T equipment I have purchased myself to use at work (Anti-RSI Keyboard and Mouse etc...)

    Any help would be much appreciated - asking for a concise list might be pushing it!!


    Thanks.
Page 1
  • kitty1801
    • #2
    • 2nd Jun 08, 7:37 PM
    • #2
    • 2nd Jun 08, 7:37 PM
    Hi. It's difficult to define what you can/cannot claim as an expense, but the general rule is that it should be wholly, exclusively and necessarily for your duties. Things like commuting, clothes for work etc aren't allowed, but if, for example, your work clothes had a logo on it you could claim for the cost and upkeep. You would really need to justify any purchases/expenses and why they were necessary for your work.

    Your best bet would be to contact your tax office by telephone and run it through with them. They can tell you what you can make a claim for and then you would most likely need to put that in writing.
    • Andy L
    • By Andy L 2nd Jun 08, 11:03 PM
    • 7,531 Posts
    • 5,582 Thanks
    Andy L
    • #3
    • 2nd Jun 08, 11:03 PM
    • #3
    • 2nd Jun 08, 11:03 PM
    an allowance for travel and meals whilst away on business, ...... or I.T equipment I have purchased myself to use at work (Anti-RSI Keyboard and Mouse etc...)
    Originally posted by Esko
    As a PAYE employee that sort of stuff should be paid for/supplied by your employer
  • kitty1801
    • #4
    • 2nd Jun 08, 11:07 PM
    • #4
    • 2nd Jun 08, 11:07 PM
    Unfortunately, not all work related costs are reimbursed by employers, but I do agree that the IT equipment - required due to health & safety - should be a cost borne by the employer rather than the employee. Don't know whether there is actually any legislation about this.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim's to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

1,330Posts Today

6,683Users online

Martin's Twitter