Builders and Mechanics who are required by their employers to wear specialized work clothing are eligible for claiming tax relief. Uniform tax allowance was put forth by the government to cover the expenses of the employees spent in maintaining their work clothes. It also covers the cost for cleaning and replacing the clothing.
This tax relief will not be processed automatically and must be claimed by the employee. There are many businesses and employees unaware of these rebates available and miss out on the claims. Recouping your money is pretty darn easy if you get the right help.
How to claim?
Many taxpayers find the regulations and process daunting and are apprehensive about submitting their legitimate tax relief claim. It could get time-consuming and confusing. Contact Tax Rebate Services to make your job easier and let them initiate your mechanics tax rebate. Their fully qualified accountants put together optimized claims for every client.
Uniform tax allowance of CIS workers:
If a CIS worker wears their own clothes to work, they can claim for refund. If they wear clothing with their company logo on it, it is possible to claim for the expenses involved in washing the uniform. All mandatory protective clothing is applicable for tax deduction. If CIS workers are required to wear their steel-capped boots or high-vis vest, they can claim for the expenses of these items.
Uniform tax allowance of PAYE workers:
If PAYE workers are wearing work attire with their company logo on it and they are responsible for washing it, they can claim for the expenses incurred. PAYE workers are generally assumed to wear protective gear provided by their employers and are hence such protective gear expenses are not taken into consideration for tax reduction. In cases where the PAYE workers carry their own protective gear, the expenses for the equipment is eligible for refund.
Standard tax rebate for uniform workers:
The claimable amount varies according to the industry and varies between £60 and £140. An employee can apply for uniform tax relief claim only for the years he/she has paid tax.
- Jointers and carpenters: The flat rate uniform expense is £140. Basic rate tax payers have an annual rebate amount of £28 while higher rate tax payers have an annual rebate amount of £56.
- Cement works, roofing felt and asphalt labourers: The flat rate uniform expense is £80. Basic rate tax payers have an annual rebate amount of £16 while higher rate tax payers have an annual rebate amount of £32.
- Labourers and navvies: The flat rate uniform expense is £60. Basic rate tax payers have an annual rebate amount of £12 while higher rate tax payers have an annual rebate amount of £24.
- All other workers: The flat rate uniform expense is £124. Basic rate tax payers have an annual rebate amount of £24 while higher rate tax payers have an annual rebate amount of £48.
Amount that hasn’t been claimed for up to 4 years is redeemable. Reach out to experts to know detailed information on how much refund you can avail.