Uniform tax rebate guide

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

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 uniform tax rebate guide will let you know what you are entitled to and how to claim it back.

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Who can claim a uniform tax rebate?

To claim a uniform tax rebate 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
  • Meet the cost of washing your own uniform
  • Not be reimbursed by your employer, or provided with laundering facilities (even if you don’t use them)
  • Have paid tax in the year you make your claim

Uniform tax rebate – your questions answered

How much can I claim?

The maximum you can claim back is normally £60 a year but this depends on the industry you work in. For some industries you can claim more back.

How many years can I claim a uniform tax rebate for?

You can make a uniform tax rebate claim for the last four tax years – even if you’ve changed employer in that time.

Can I claim a tax rebate for anything else?

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

  • Paying into some professional bodies
  • Using your own car or public transport for work purposes − 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 tax rebate 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 union. It’s worth finding out if you can claim back for more than just uniform. We can help you review what else you are owed back so you don’t miss out.

How to claim – We make it easy

Trying to claim back overpaid tax for a number of years can be daunting, and complicated. You can make a claim yourself or let us do it for you. Our qualified accountants make the process simple and hassle free for you. As we’re members of the AAT, you can be confident that your claim will be dealt with professionally and in the quickest time possible.

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Uniform tax rebate calculator

Use our online tax calculator to work out how much uniform tax rebate you could be owed.

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

Uniform tax rebate calculator

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£257 tax rebate

"Many thanks for the very efficient way you dealt with my uniform tax rebate, 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."

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