Can I claim a pilot tax refund?
The highest refund to date in the airlines & cabin crew sector is £1,017.15!*
*This figure is based on the highest refund recovered so far in this sector. Your actual refund amount may differ.
Work UniformUniforms include high-vis vests, and ‘company branded uniforms’ eg a polo shirt and/or fleece displaying the name of the school. Provided that your employer does not provide on-site facilities to wash your uniform, you are entitled to claim a uniform washing allowance.
Union Fees & MembershipsMonthly/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 & MileageBuying, 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 Pilot who applies for a tax refund:
CPT Martin Edwards is a pilot for Airlines UK and has been employed in the same job for the last 2 years. He wears a pilot uniform to work. In addition he bought a pair of sunglasses and a flight case which cost £800.
He completes his pilot tax rebate application online and receives a refund of £569 a few weeks later that enables him to buy a new iPad!
Below is a breakdown of his refund – as per HMRC legislation, he was able to claim back tax for the last FOUR years:
|UNIFORM (£1022 x 2 x 20%)||£409|
|EXPENSES (800 x 20%)||£160|
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Calculate your tax refund estimate by completing the fields below. This estimate is based on the average pay out that previous customers from the Airlines & Cabin Crew sector have received over the last year.