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Employee Tax Relief

January 13, 2016


Type: Advice for Businesses, Latest Blogs, Medical Blogs, Payroll, Trending

Did you know that if your employees wear a uniform they can claim tax relief on the cost of cleaning, repairing or replacing their uniform or safety boots?


The employee must have paid for these items themselves and will need to keep the receipts as proof.


Alternatively, they can claim a flat rate deduction set by HMRC. This flat rate is based upon amounts typically spent each year by employees depending on the Industry and Occupation.


A list can be found on the HMRC website


Some examples are:

Joiners and Carpenters £140 per annum

Workers in the food industry – £60 per annum.

Healthcare staff – £100 per annum.

Workers in the vehicle industry – £60 per annum.


If their specific occupation isn’t listed, they may still be able to claim a standard amount of £60.

To make the claim, your employee will need to complete Form P87 (please follow the link below):



The claim must be made within 4 years of the end of the tax year concerned.

HMRC will amend their tax code to take into account the amount they are entitled to.


If you would like more information on the topic, please contact Tracey Simpson.

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