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Tax Refund - Nurses Tax Relief Information

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Nurse Tax Relief Information

Wash Your Uniform? Pay Professional Fees? Average Tax Rebate Over £900!The vast majority of nurses will be eligible to claim for nurse tax relief on professional fees, laundering of uniform and cost of shoes and tights purchased for work use. Additional tax relief is also available for use of own car for work purposes for example a midwife travelling to different clients in the community.

When a nurse tax relief claim is made for professional fees, laundering of uniform and cost of shoes and tights your tax code is generally increased reflecting the amount of expenses claimed. The tax code increase will result in less tax being paid in the current and future tax years unless your circumstances change.

To find out more about nurses tax relief please follow the links below:

* Nurse Tax relief for the cost of laundering of Uniform

* Nurse Tax relief for the cost of shoes and tights

* Nurse Tax relief for professional fees – RCN Tax, Unison Tax, NMC Tax

* Nurse Tax Relief for use of own car or public transport for work purposes

Nurse Tax relief for the cost of laundering of Uniform

The criteria …

  1. You meet the cost of laundering your uniform personally
  2. Laundering facilities or cleaning vouchers are not provided by your employer
  3. Your employer’s logo is embroidered into the uniform

How much can be claimed ...

The amount that can be claimed is £100 per tax year possible for the last four tax years starting from the 2008/2009 tax year.

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Nurse Tax relief for the cost of shoes and tights

The criteria ...

  1. You meet the cost of shoes and tights personally
  2. The cost of shoes and tights is not reimbursed by your employer

How much can be claimed …

The amount that can be claimed is £6 for tights and £12 for shoes per tax year for the last four tax years starting from the 2008/2009 tax year.

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Nurse Tax relief for professional fees – RCN Tax, Unison Tax, NMC Tax

The Criteria…

  1. You meet the cost of the professional fee into an allowable professional body
  2. You are not reimbursed for the cost of the allowable professional fee by your employer

Which professional bodies are allowable by HMRC ...

It is possible to claim nurse Tax relief for the majority of professional bodies paid into by nurses. A claim for RCN tax relief or UNISON tax relief is very common for nurses along with the cost of fees into the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC).

How much can be claimed ...

The amount that can be claimed does vary depending on the amount agreed by HMRC and the professional body. For example if you were making a RCN tax rebate, the full amount of the fee paid can be claimed but if you were making a UNISON tax rebate, only 70% of the total fee paid can be claimed.

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Nurse Tax Relief for use of own car or public transport for work purposes

The criteria ...

  1. You use your own car or public transport to travel to varying locations and not normal commuting to one place of work
  2. Your employer requests that you relocate to another place for a period that is or is expected to be for less than 24 months

If you use your own vehicle ...

  1. If you use your own vehicle and you are not reimbursed the full mileage rate of .45p per mile up to 10000 miles and .25p thereafter by your employer
  2. If you use your own vehicle and you are paid the full mileage rate by your employer but the mileage paid is taxed
  3. If you use public transport the cost in full is not reimbursed by your employer or any reimbursement is taxed
  4. You can provide mileage records showing the mileage incurred and any reimbursement made by your employer. This for example can be in the form of pay slips.

How much can I claim ...

The amount that can be claimed is dependent on whether you are paid a mileage by your employer and if that allowance is taxed or not taxed.

A mileage claim can be made for the last four tax years

The allowable mileage rates for the 2012-2013 tax year are:-

  1. .45p per mile up to 10000 miles
  2. .25p per mile after 10000 miles

If you are paid a mileage allowance by your employer and the allowance is not taxed this must be deducted from any mileage claim

The total mileage allowance figure calculated is not the total amount of tax due back. The amount due back is either 20% or 40% of the total mileage allowance figure. The amount of tax due back is currently worked out at either 20% or 40% depending on which tax bracket you fall into.

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