If you use your own money to buy things that you must buy for your job and you only use these things for your work, examples are;
Uniforms, work tools and clothing
Vehicles you use for work
Travel and accommodation expenses
Professional fees and subscriptions
Costs of working from home
Things to note;
- The claim must be submitted within 4 years of the end of the tax year that you spent the money. Ie you can make a claim for the tax year ended 5th April 2015, it can be submitted up to 5th April 2019.
- You must have paid tax in the tax year, you can only have a refund of tax paid.
How do I Claim?
- If the expenses are less than £2,500, per tax year, the claim can be made on-line.
- Expenses over £2,500 a self assessment tax return is required to be completed.
A comprehensive list of tax allowable expenses for the employed can be found at
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