Tool Tax Back Calculator

Amount of money spent on tools:

You just need to know, roughly, how much you spent on tools during the tax year. Enter the total and the Tool Tax Back Calculator will give you an estimate of how much tool tax rebate you can claim.

Fast, simple information about your tax position.

Tool Tax Back Calculator

How much do you spend on tools that you use for work? As an employee, you are entitled to reclaim the tax you paid on these purchases. Our Tool Tax Back Calculator gives you an idea of how much your claim could be worth. As with all our free calculators, this is an approximate figure that you will firm up when preparing your claim.

The main criteria for claiming tax relief on your tools and equipment is that you paid income tax during the tax year you are claiming for. There are different ways of claiming your Tools Tax Refund which have different requirements regarding evidence. One way of claiming means that you will need receipts to support your claim. The other way, called Flat Rate Expenses, doesn’t require receipts but does have a limit on how much you can claim for. Our Tools Tax Refund Section has all the details you need.

HMRC don’t just mean hammers and screwdrivers when they say ‘tools’. This tax relief applies as much to hairdresser’s scissors, as it does a bricky’s trowel and steelies. It means any essential equipment that you need to do your job – including safety wear. As long as your employer doesn’t reimburse you, a Tools Tax Refund claim is totally legitimate.

Important to know:

  • You can reclaim a tool tax rebate for as far back as you have proof of purchase, as long as the tool is still in use.
  • If you are employed, you cannot reclaim the VAT back on tools purchased, only tax relief on the amount spent.
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