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Wash your uniform at home ?

edited 24 August 2015 at 1:53PM in Cutting Tax
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edited 24 August 2015 at 1:53PM in Cutting Tax
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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)



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




http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/employers-bulletin/bulletin27/freas.htm
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  • gavhengavhen Forumite
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    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
  • funkymonkeyfunkymonkey Forumite
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    yep definately worth it - i have worked as a nurse for 4 years and got back around £90 better than nowt!
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  • XbigmanXbigman Forumite
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    Do you write to your local tax office or the tax office you company uses?
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  • deanosdeanos Forumite
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    I wrote to the tax office my work uses.
  • XbigmanXbigman Forumite
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    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. :rotfl:

    Thanks deanos.
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  • max2002admax2002ad Forumite
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    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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  • shrek101shrek101 Unregistered / Not Logged In
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    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.

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  • calleywcalleyw Forumite
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    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
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  • deanosdeanos Forumite
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    Do you wear uniforms in the offices as it does not apply to normal clothes just uniforms
  • calleywcalleyw Forumite
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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
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