Tax Rebate for Uniform guide

Do you wash your own uniform? If you do, you could claim a tax rebate on your uniform. 

If you have to wear a uniform, branded clothing or protective clothing for work – and you have to wash it yourself – you could claim back tax on the cost of keeping it clean.

Our tax rebate on uniform guide will inform you of your tax relief entitlement and the process you need to follow to get your money back.



Are you eligible to claim a Uniform Tax Rebate?

To be able to claim you must:

  • Have to wear a branded uniform as part of your job − like a nurse or fireman, or a shop worker; in some cases a uniform with a detachable name badge may be allowed
  • Pay for the laundry costs of caring for your uniform yourself
  • Not receive reimbursement for these costs, or be provided with laundering facilities at work (even if you don’t use them)
  • Be a taxpayer in the year you make your claim



Need to Knows
How much is a Uniform claim worth?

The minimum rebate is £60 per tax year, rising up to £720 depending on what industry you work in. Use our Free Uniform Tax Calculator to see what your claim could be worth.



Can I only submit a Uniform Tax Rebate claim for the current tax year?

No. You can make a claim for the last four tax years – even if you’ve changed employer in that time.



Do I already have the allowance in my tax code?

You might already have the uniform allowance in your code. If you have, you don’t need to claim again. We will check your tax code for you before you claim, so  you don’t waste any time or effort. We will also review your full employment situation to make sure we maximise your tax relief claim by including every applicable allowance.



What else can I claim for?

You could be due more back than just a uniform rebate. You can claim a tax rebate for:

  • Paying into some professional bodies
  • Work travel, including public transport and using your private vehicle (not normal commuting)
  • Buying your own tools and protective clothing for work use

You can claim back any additional tax relief at the same time as your uniform claim − and significantly increase the tax rebate you’re owed.



It’s not just about uniform

Some people have jobs which require them to have other work related expenses. These can include traveling to different places of work by using their own car or public transport, buying tools for work and paying into a professional body or Trade Union.

It’s worth letting us discover what else you are entitled to claim for, besides your uniform. We wil help you review what else you are owed back so you don’t miss out.



How to claim – We make it easy

Many taxpayers are too daunted by the regulations and process to even try and submit their legitimate tax relief claim. It is complicated and time consuming, but you don’t have to do it yourself. We remove the stress factor and put in the hours to deal with your claim as quickly as possible. Our fully qualified and professionally regulated accountants use their skill and experience to put together accurate, optimised claims for every client.




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Tax rebate for uniform calculator

Use our online tax calculator to work out how much your tax rebate could be worth for washing your own uniform.

Just enter your gross pay, how much tax you’ve paid. The tax rebate calculator will let you know how much you can claim.

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£257 tax rebate

"Many thanks for the very efficient way you dealt with my uniform claim, with refunds being returned by HMRC. You took care of it all. I’m sure pursuing HMRC is somewhat daunting to a lot of us. I will certainly recommend your company; I know colleagues have mentioned you on Facebook."

Mr M Pollard, Gwent - received a £257 uniform refund


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