Uniform tax refund for protective clothing…
If you have to wear protective clothing for your job you can normally claim a tax refund for the laundering costs involved in the upkeep of your protective clothing. As an example if you are a construction worker who has to wear high visibility clothing, you can claim for the costs involved in cleaning the high visibility clothing.
HMRC has agreed a flat rate expense amount of £60 per year to meet the cost of laundry without the need for any receipts. A claim is allowable for the last four tax years.
Over the previous four tax years many people have had more than one employer. A claim does not have to be made just for your current employer. The fact that you no longer work for a company does not mean that you cannot claim for the cost of laundry during that employment.
If you think that you could be due a cleaning of uniform tax rebate it is worth knowing that their are other reasons why you could be due a tax rebate. Many people who wear protective clothing have to use their own car, van or public transport to travel to different temporary sites which can mean that you can claim for a mileage or travel tax refund. Tax relief can also be claimed on the cost of tools purchased for work use, for example an Electrician who has to replace broken tools and continually update his tool box.