Claim Your Mechanics Tax Rebate

If you are a mechanic, there is a high probability that you buy the tools you need for your work.

If your employer does not reimburse these costs, then you are entitled to make a mechanics’ tax rebate claim. The amount you can claim back is worth about 18% of the value of your tools. You find out how much you might be owed by using our free tool tax refund calculator.

You can also claim tax relief on the interest part of any finance agreements you have with the likes of MAC and Snap On, tax back for washing your own protective clothing and fees into the Institute of Motoring Industry.

Claim Your Mechanics Tax Rebate

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What kind of claim should I make?

These are the two different types of Mechanics Tax Rebate claims you can make – we can help you decide which one to make, so you get everything back you are owed.

Capital Allowances

If you have spent more than the tool allowance (£120) during the tax year and have receipts or activity reports to support your claim, then you can submit a capital allowances claim. The amount of tax relief available works out at about 18% of the actual cost of the tools and equipment you purchased. There is no time limit to claim capital allowances as long as the tool is still in use and you can provide proof of purchase.

Tool Allowance

If you spent up to £120 on tools during a tax year and you haven’t got any receipts, this is the correct claim for you. Otherwise known as a ‘flat rate expense’, HMRC has agreed a figure of £120 per tax year for mechanics. This means you can claim back 20% of this amount, about £24. We can backdate your claim for 4 years.

Even if your tool allowance is taken into account in your tax code, you can still make a claim for the actual cost as long as you have receipts.

What else can I claim for?

It’s not just about getting a tax rebate for tools. As part of our service we ensure you get back everything you are entitled to including:

  • Uniform allowance if you wash your own protective clothing. It’s worth £60 per tax year.
  • Finance payment tax relief if you make interest payments as part of a finance agreement. With the cost of a tool box being pretty hefty the interest you pay can really rack up so keep any finance agreements from your MAC or Snap on tool provider.
  • IMI tax rebate if you pay for your own membership into the Institute of the Motor industry.

Mechanics tax refund calculator

Find out how much tools tax rebate you can claim back...

Use the tool tax refund calculator to find out how much you can reclaim. Just enter the total of how much you’ve spent on tools and the calculator will let you know how much you can claim.

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