Can I claim a healthcare tax refund?
The highest refund to date in the healthcare sector is £3,090.51!*
*This figure is based on the highest refund recovered so far in this sector. Your actual refund amount may differ.
Uniforms include ‘recognisable uniforms’ eg a lab coat and ‘company branded uniforms’ eg a polo shirt and/or fleece displaying the name of the company. Provided that your employer does not provide on-site facilities to wash your uniform, you are entitled to claim a uniform tax refund.
Union Fees & Memberships
Monthly/yearly contributions to your union/professional body may be tax deductible which means you can claim back a portion of your fees as a tax refund. There are thousands of unions/professional bodies in the UK that qualify for tax relief, provided they are approved by the tax office and form part of their ‘List 3’.
Expenses & Mileage
Buying, repairing or replacing small tools you need to do your job are tax deductible. You can also claim a tax rebate on repairing or replacing specialist clothing.
A mileage deduction may be claimed for business mileage incurred. Meals and accommodation (business travel) may also be tax deductible depending on the nature of the expense.
Illustrative example of a nurse who applies for a tax refund:
Susan Kreet is a nurse for the NHS and has been employed in the same job for the last 9 years. She pays union fees to UNISON (£130 per year) and professional fees to the Royal College of Nurses (£194 per year). She also wears a company branded uniform to work. In addition she uses her private car to travel to patients homes and does not get reimbursed by the NHS for the mileage incurred of 4,000 miles per year.
She completes her application using our online tax calculator and receives a refund of £1,762 a few weeks later that enables her to book an all-expenses paid holiday to Cyprus for 2 weeks!
Below is a breakdown of her tax refund – as per HMRC legislation, she was able to claim back tax for the last FOUR years:
|MILEAGE (4,000 x £0.45p x 4 x 20%)||£1,440|
|UNISON (£130 x 70% x 4 x 20%)||£73|
|RCN (£194 x 4 x 20%)||£155|
|UNIFORM (£118 x 4 x 20%)||£73|
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