Social workers – do you know what tax relief you can claim?
You have four years to make a claim before you start missing out. Many social workers miss out on money their owed simply because they didn’t know they could get tax relief on their work related costs.
Claiming back isn’t just about years gone by, it means you can get a new higher tax code resulting in you paying less tax in each year moving forward.
What you can claim a tax rebate for:
- Any subscriptions to professional bodies. For example G.S.C.C., H.C.P.C. and Unison.
- Using your own private car to make work related journeys.
- The cost of buying and laundering a work uniform.
How much money can I get back?
A typical tax rebate claim for a social worker is somewhere in the region of £200-£300. If you belong to more than one professional body or use your own car this can be a lot more. Each claim is an individual case and is worked out on your personal circumstances.
The rules of entitlement mean that you can claim retrospectively as far back as April 2010. This means that even if you have since retired or changed profession you can claim for the expenses you incurred whilst working as a social worker. Remember – time is of the essence! HMRC stick to their deadlines!
How difficult and time consuming is the claim?
It’s crucial to realise that you will NOT get any of this money automatically. You MUST submit an application to get any of the money you are rightfully entitled to.
It can be difficult and time consuming which is where we can help you by doing the hard bit, and importantly ensuring you get everything back you’re eligible for.