If you wear a uniform at work, and have to wash, repair or replace it yourself, you may be able to reclaim £100s of tax from the past four years.
This article on the Money Saving Expert website gives full details and advice on how to do it yourself for free.
To be able to claim tax relief, ALL of the following must apply:
- You wear a recognisable uniform that shows you’ve got a certain job, like a branded T-shirt, nurse or police uniform. Also, we’ve heard reports that even plain clothes, without a logo, that you only wear for work may count – it’s worth a try.
- Your employer requires you to wear it while you’re working.
- You have to purchase, clean, repair or replace it yourself. However, you can’t claim if your employer washes your kit, provides facilities to do so (even if you don’t use them) or pays you for doing this maintenance.
- You paid income tax in the year you are claiming for.