Updated: Feb 17
7 out of 10 uniformed workers are missing out on government tax allowances, are you one of them? What are you due for your job?
FIND OUT HOW MUCH YOU COULD GET
1 in 3 workers in the UK wear a uniform when they do their job, but most are unaware of the uniform tax allowance so they are missing out on a tax allowance provided for laundry and maintentance of their uniforms.
The government has long recognised the costs of washing your uniform in the tax system. Unfortunately most uniformed workers are not currently getting what's due to them as reported in the Daily Express. Only 30% of eligible applicants have the allowance in their tax code.
Are you eligible? The basic criteria are:
You have to wear a uniform at work
It needs to be a recognisable work uniform (a branded T-shirt with your employer's name is enough)
Hi-viz and overalls are also eligible, even without logos
You have to wash it yourself
You can backdate it for up to 5 years
You can claim it for past jobs, even if you have left now
Right now key workers are in everybody's thoughts as they deliver vital services. As clothing can spread infection those at risk should be following health guidance on the laundry of uniforms which will incur more cost. You should also ensure you claim the tax allowances due for your job.
Uniform Tax Rebate have already claimed refunds for over 500,000 UK taxpayers and we can help you claim too. If you have been in the job for more than 4 years you need to claim now to avoid missing out as any benefit is lost after 4 years.
The amount due typically depends on your job. We provide a quick free calculator to give to an idea of the amount due before you claim. All you have to do is enter a few basic details to get the no-obligation estimate.
We checked the occupations who we had obtained the most refunds from all of our claims since 2011 and these were the top ten.
Value of tax refunds claimed - £10,230,404
Average tax refund - £174.21
Highest tax refund - £15,986.57
Value of tax refunds claimed - £3,961,982
Average tax refund - £97.88
Highest tax refund - £6,268.26
Value of tax refunds claimed - £2,319,112
Average tax refund - £80.66
Highest tax refund - £9,006
Value of tax refunds claimed - £1,207,133
Average tax refund - £117.30
Highest tax refund - £8,361.63
Value of tax refunds claimed - £872,030
Average tax refund - £102.41
Highest tax refund - £3,102.06
Value of tax refunds claimed - £583,614
Average tax refund - £63.91
Highest tax refund - £5,950.49
Value of tax refunds claimed - £500,874
Average tax refund - £191.76
Highest tax refund - £2,291.27
Value of tax refunds claimed - £395,491
Average tax refund - £138.04
Highest tax refund - £5,556.22
Value of tax refunds claimed - £361,305
Average tax refund - £203.67
Highest tax refund - £5,710.37
Value of tax refunds claimed - £258,892
Average tax refund - £63.58
Highest tax refund - £2,394.20
Nurses, as a whole, have so far received the most tax refunds claimed from HMRC (totaling over £10 million in nine years), while paramedics and cabin crew receive the largest individual tax refunds, with an average claim totaling £203.67 and £191.76 respectively.
Any job where you wear a uniform or wear protective clothing could mean you are due a refund. Contact us now if you are a uniform worker and will guide you through more information as well as give you an estimate of probable refund due.