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    • deanos
    • By deanos 10th Feb 05, 11:22 PM
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    deanos
    Wash your uniform at home ? then claim your tax allowance !
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    • 10th Feb 05, 11:22 PM
    Wash your uniform at home ? then claim your tax allowance ! 10th Feb 05 at 11:22 PM
    MSE Insert:

    Do you think you're owed tax back for washing your uniform?

    Read the fully researched Uniform Tax Rebate guide.

    If you've got your tax back let us know below and you might get one of our Uniform Washer forum badges!

    As MoneySavers have been reclaiming tax on uniform washing on MoneySavingExpert for over 10 years the earlier replies below are the oldest. To see the most recent successes click to read the last pages.

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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)

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    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

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    http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/employers-bulletin/bulletin27/freas.htm
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 24-08-2015 at 1:53 PM.
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    • LLM2018
    • By LLM2018 17th Jan 18, 12:27 PM
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    LLM2018
    I wear a uniform and boots for deliveries. I claimed for as for back as I could via hmrc website. Followed it and now have a cheque for 41. Happy with that. Tax code also updated for rest of years onwards
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    • LLM2018
    • By LLM2018 17th Jan 18, 10:31 PM
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    LLM2018
    Will I get the Uniform washer badge too MSE?

    Thanks
    #21 Make 1% challenge 31.8/100%
    #78 PAYDBX '18 794/2494
    #6 Crazy clothes challenge
    #19 Surveys pay for Xmas' 18 5
    • Flickering Ember
    • By Flickering Ember 19th Jan 18, 3:18 PM
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    Flickering Ember
    I can't remember how much I get; I think it's either 120 or 160 a year but my allowance is added onto my tax allowance. I work for more than one company in an industry where we have specific uniforms and PPE.
    Flickering Embers grow higher and higher...I need a break and I wanna be a paperback writer!
    • onashoestring
    • By onashoestring 26th Jan 18, 9:04 AM
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    onashoestring
    Simple phone call
    Using the advice on this forum I managed to get a my tax code adjusted for cleaning my works uniform for my new job.

    It was a very simple phonecall.

    I've passed this money saving tip on to family members & colleagues who had no idea about this before & they have successfully been able to claim back for several years.

    • onedaysomeday
    • By onedaysomeday 23rd Feb 18, 11:29 AM
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    onedaysomeday
    I reclaimed just short of 50 thanks to this site - wouldn't have known otherwise! Thanks MSE
    Just trying to make up for past mistakes and work towards the future I want
    • Determined89
    • By Determined89 25th Feb 18, 3:44 PM
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    Determined89
    Hi, does anyone know whether this is applicable to students who wash a uniform that they are required to wear as a part of their degree? My course meant that I had hospital placements and exams had to be taken in uniform?
    Thanks!
    • 00ec25
    • By 00ec25 25th Feb 18, 4:26 PM
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    00ec25
    Hi, does anyone know whether this is applicable to students who wash a uniform that they are required to wear as a part of their degree? My course meant that I had hospital placements and exams had to be taken in uniform?
    Thanks!
    Originally posted by Determined89
    have you paid tax?

    this is tax relief, not a freebie handout.
    If you have not paid any tax then you cannot claim tax relief
    • AvocadosBeforeMortgages
    • By AvocadosBeforeMortgages 29th Mar 18, 1:42 PM
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    AvocadosBeforeMortgages
    If you're given a uniform that you don't have to wear every day can you still claim? I only have to wear my branded uniform for public facing events, which only happen periodically.
    • Dippypud
    • By Dippypud 29th Mar 18, 2:08 PM
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    Dippypud
    I have claimed the Uniform Washer tax relief and told my son and daughter too ...
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    • GlennTheBaker
    • By GlennTheBaker 1st Apr 18, 7:40 AM
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    GlennTheBaker
    My employer provides me with some polo shirts and a soft shell jacket embroidered with the company logo. I don't wear them every day as I sometimes wear a shirt and tie - it depends upon the type of environment in which I'm working. I have been claiming the allowance for several years and covering 3 different employers.
    • Cjbenn
    • By Cjbenn 29th Apr 18, 9:41 PM
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    Cjbenn
    I heard about this years ago but "couldn't be bothered" I saw it on here a month ago and decided to go for it. You can do it all online and it's easy, took me an hour including setting up an account for the gov website, and filling forms in twice because of my mistake lol.
    I just got 67 plus another year to come for 2017-18. I had 1 year of not allowed because I didn't pay enough tax (apparently that happens to around 15% of PAYE) so 20 odd pounds per year roughly and my tax code goes up.
    If you have not applied go for it.
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