Uniform Tax Refund - Claim a tax rebate for uniforms

Can I claim a uniform tax refund?

The highest refund given to date is £8,198!*

*This figure is based on the highest refund recovered so far in this sector. Your actual refund amount may differ.

Uniform workers are entitled to claim tax refunds on certain work related expenses in addition to claiming a tax rebate on the cost of washing their work uniform (if applicable). Uniform workers can also claim a tax rebate on fees paid to certain unions and professional bodies. 


Work Uniform

Uniforms include ‘recognisable uniforms’ e.g. a lab coat and ‘company branded uniforms’ e.g. 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 tax rebate for your uniform washing allowance.

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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 a tax rebate, provided they are approved by the tax office and form part of their ‘List 3’.

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Expenses & Mileage

Buying, repairing or replacing small tools you need to do your job are tax deductible and are eligible for a tax refund. 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 uniform worker who applies for a uniform tax refund:

James Richards is a site supervisor for Builders UK and has been employed in the same job for the last 9 years. He wears a company branded uniform to work and is eligible to claim back a uniform tax refund. In addition he uses his private car to travel between building sites and does not get reimbursed by his employer for the mileage incurred of 4,000 miles per year. Uniform Tax Refund

He completes his tax rebate uniform application using our online tax rebate calculator and receives a tax refund of £1,488 a few weeks later that enables him to book an all-expenses paid holiday to Cyprus for 2 weeks!

Below is a breakdown of his tax rebate – as per HMRC legislation, he was able to claim back his uniform tax refund  for the last FOUR years:

UNIFORM (£60 x 4 x 20%) £48
MILEAGE (4,000 x £0.45p x 4 x 20%) £1,440

Get your instant estimate below

Calculate your tax refund estimate by completing the fields below. This estimate is based on the average pay out that previous customers have received over the last year.




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