Can I claim a teacher tax refund?
The highest refund to date in the teachers & education sector is £2,122.60!*
*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 Teacher who applies for a tax refund:
Michelle Higgins is a principle for a group of schools and has been employed in the same job for the last 9 years. She pays union fees to NUT. In addition she uses her private car to travel between the various schools that she is responsible for and does not get reimbursed by her employer for the mileage incurred of 4,000 miles per year.
She completes her application online and receives a refund of £1,580 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 refund – as per HMRC legislation, she was able to claim back tax for the last FOUR years:
|NUT (£175 x 4 x 20%)||£140|
|MILEAGE (4,000 x £0.45p x 4 x 20%)||£1,440|
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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 Teaching & Education sector have received over the last year.