Healthcare worker tax rebate guide
Healthcare professionals from both the NHS and private sector can claim a healthcare worker tax rebate. We’ll help you get yours.
There are a number of reasons why you could claim a healthcare worker tax rebate − from washing your own uniform to using your own car. You can make a claim to cover the last four tax years, and you should pay less tax in the future too. It doesn’t matter what your job title is we’ve helped Nurses, Domestics, Doctors, Midwives – the list is endless.
Our free healthcare worker tax rebate guide will help you find out what you are entitled to and how to claim it back.
Healthcare workers – What you can claim for…
We’ve listed below some of the most common expenses that workers within the health industry can claim a tax rebate for.
Rebate for professional fees
HMRC allows tax relief to be reclaimed on the cost of most professional bodies and some Unions, for example a nurse can make a claim for NMC fees or UNISON tax relief.
If you need to wash your own work uniform, and the NHS or other employer doesn’t reimburse you or offer laundry facilities, you should be eligible to claim.
The current uniform washing allowance for healthcare workers is worth £125 each tax year.
Rebate for the cost of shoes and tights
Tax relief is available for many healthcare workers who buy shoes and tights for work use, and aren’t reimbursed by their employer.
The current allowances are £6 for tights and £12 for shoes per tax year.
Tax relief for car use and business mileage
You can claim tax relief if you need to use your own car − for example to visit patients in the community. You can’t claim for normal commuting to your permanent place of work.
You need to produce records of journeys, dates and mileages to make a successful claim for your full entitlement. If you don’t have these records, Tax Rebate Services has a high success rate in securing a business mileage tax rebate through negotiation with HMRC.
Tax relief for assets or equipment
This tax relief covers items that have to be bought to enhance the performance of your employment duties, and must not have been provided by your employer. Examples could be a lap-top or office desk.
This type of claim is made under the capital allowances rulings. If the purchase has a lifespan of more than two years, it will generally be allowed for tax relief by HMRC, but you’ll need a receipt or other proof of purchase. The time limit for making a claim depends on whether you’ve completed a self assessment tax return.
Healthcare worker tax rebate example
Mr Taylor contacted us online to find out he was owed any tax relief on his work related expenses as an NHS Doctor. After a quick review we made a claim for tax relief on his British Medical Association fees for the last three tax years achieving a £547 tax rebate. We are going to help Mr Taylor claim for his General Medical Council fees and for a Stethoscope next year!
“I will be recommending your company to all my colleagues at the Hospital.”
Mr Taylor, Hospital Doctor, Glasgow, Received a £547 BMA tax rebate
Widening Access Training Scheme
If you worked under the widening access training scheme from 1999 you could be owed a tax and national insurance refund. It applies to thousands of NHS staff including Doctors, Nurses and healthcare workers. Put simply the scheme allowed for some tax and national insurance exemptions which the vast majority of NHS staff have no idea exist. You can find out more about this in our WAT scheme tax rebate guide.
How to claim your Healthcare worker tax rebate
Tax Rebate Services specialises in helping healthcare workers from both the NHS and private sector to claim back tax relief on their expenses. For over 15 years our team of qualified accountants are always on hand to help and make the process easy for you.
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Use the NHS healthcare worker tax rebate calculator to find out how much your owed
Just enter your gross pay and how much tax you’ve paid. The calculator doesn’t work out if you are due a tax rebate for expenses you have because of your job.
To find out if you can claim a rebate for your uniform, professional fees and more just fill in the form below.
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£208 tax rebate
"Just the type of company I like to deal with. No hard sell, just the facts and an offer of your service. It’s been a pleasure from start to finish, and I got a refund of over two hundred pounds."
Mrs Reid, Midwife, Kent - received a £208 NHS healthcare worker tax rebate