A tax guide for Police Community Support Officers
Are you one of the 13,000 dedicated Police Community Support Workers employed in England and Wales?
Are you aware that PCSO’s have legitimate entitlement to various tax rebates on work related expenses?
We are not trying to put tax relief on the same footing as the issues you resolve every day. But we do believe that justice should apply within the taxation system and that taxpayers deserve to receive their legal entitlements.
If you spend any money on something that is work related and do not receive any reimbursement, then you probably have the right to make a claim. HMRC cannot just automatically return any overspend to you, you must make an official claim.
What can I claim for?
There is a whole host of tax regulations for work related expenses. The most common, successful claims we make for our PCSO clients is for washing their own uniform.
- Laundering Uniform
This is worth £60.00 per year and it applies right across the board to everyone employed by the Police Force. If your employer does not provide laundry facilities and you do not get any financial reimbursement for uniform laundry costs, then you can make a claim.
Other expenses you can claim for include:
- Using your own car
This does not include your regular home to work commute, but means going between different workplaces.
- Police Federation Membership.
If you decide to take the path to becoming a fully warranted police officer, then you can make a claim for the tax you pay on your Police Federation membership fee.
You are amazing!
The Home Office Report into the Police Workforce identified that 6.2% of total staffing comes from our crucial PCSOs. Over 13,000 people who shoulder tremendous responsibility as part of the frontline police services.
You have increased police visibility by ‘walking the beat’ in your local communities and are involved with an array of anti-social behaviour prevention. PCSOs must strike a tricky balance between approachable communication and calm, solid law enforcement. From detaining a suspect to dealing with truants, from comforting an accident witness to crowd control – ‘demanding job’ seems rather an understatement!
What we do
At Tax Rebate Services we submit bespoke claims for each client which guarantees you receive the maximum rebates you are entitled to.
An initial claim can be backdated for 4 years and a subsequent change in your tax code will see you saving money on tax into the future.
Our accredited accountants will do all of the frustrating paperwork and even communicate with the Tax Office on your behalf. You don’t have to spend any time or effort yourself – give us a call on 01228 520477. Or email us at email@example.com.
Our 30 years of experience has built a 98% success rate and an average initial rebate of £900. We operate a ‘No rebate, no fee’ policy – so you genuinely have nothing to lose and a nice cheque to gain!