Am I owed a tax rebate?
Many of the daily costs of doing your job can be used to bring down the amount of tax you owe and secure you a refund. There are lots of situations where you can make a claim and get money back from HMRC, some of the most common are:
Uniform – if your employer says that you must wear a uniform at work, you can reclaim the tax for the cost of purchasing and also the washing of your uniform
Travel costs – You can claim for a journey to a “temporary workplace”, in general, this means if you have to go to a temporary place of work for less than 24 months, you can claim back your travel expenses, this includes car parking and toll money. You can even claim even if your employer has paid you something towards the traveling costs if it doesn’t cover your full costs or you have used your own car and the mileage allowance paid is less than the government approved rate
Accommodation costs – you can claim if you have to travel and stay away from home for work
Food and refreshment costs – if you have to pay for your own food whilst travelling for work
Training courses – if you have to attend a training course which is essential for your job, you can claim back expenses for this
Tool and equipment costs – if you have to pay to repair or replace tools or equipment you need for work