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Uniform Tax Rebate

Uniform Tax Refund, If you wear a uniform or protective clothing for work then you can claim your rebate here

Claim Uniform Tax Rebate Quickly

No hidden costs a fixed price of £25 per claim, regardless of your rebate size.

You May Be Eligible for a Uniform Tax Rebate

A Uniform Tax Rebate may be available to you if you work in the UK and were required to wear a uniform or protective clothing for work. If you were responsible for the upkeep of this clothing or uniform such as replacing, washing, or repairing, this is especially true.

This is of course if you do so without any assistance or help from your employer. If that is the case, you could get money back. If this is you, you may be qualified to apply and receive a Uniform Tax Refund

Are you eligible for a Tax Refund?

Here are a few reasons why you should apply for the Tax Rebate for uniforms;


If you wear and care for a uniform required for your paid position, you spend a lot of money each year keeping your uniform up to par.


The Uniform Tax Refund allows you to recollect on some of the funds you spend throughout the year.


This Tax Rebate allows you to recollect on some of the funds you spend throughout the year.

The Uniform Tax History

The Tax Rebate on uniforms was established by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs or the HMRC for short. It was established to help alleviate some of the hardship felt by those that must care for their own uniforms.

Simple Tax Rebate is the company you need to hire when you’re looking to apply for a uniform tax refund. The professionals at STR know everything needed to get you the highest rebate possible.

Simple Tax Rebate Can Help

At Simple Tax Rebate, they do all the work for you. Not only is all the work done for you, but there are also never any hidden costs. A flat price of £25 is charged for the service regardless of the amount of the rebate you receive (If you don’t receive a rebate you pay nothing).

Don’t Let the Competition Take Your Hard-Earned Money

The competition likes to charge a fee and take a percentage of what is yours, but we don’t think that is right. You work hard at your job, and that means at keeping it too.

Simple Tax Rebate believes that you should be able to keep your hard-earned rebate as well.

You can always count on fast, friendly service when you chose Simple Tax Rebate to file for your Tax Rebate. Some people however may be eligible without having to apply.

Tax Refund on UniformsArmed Forces Need Not Apply

The Tax Rebate  on uniforms is not required to be applied for by Armed Forces members. The maintenance of uniforms for armed forces officers is defined by the tax code set forth by the Armed Forces.

Likewise, police forces have prearranged tax rebates per force. Police officers are recommended to follow through with their perspective force regarding the Uniform Tax Refund.

Are You Eligible for a Tax Refund?

If you meet the conditions specified below you may be eligible to receive a uniform tax refund. In general, if you wear a uniform that is required for your position, and you are the primary caretaker of said uniform, you should be eligible for a Tax Rebate.

1.      Must be a Uniformed Worker

You must be required to wear a uniform as part of your job.

2.      Uniformed Official Authorities and Medical Professionals

Your uniform must be recognizable such as that of a police officer, engineer or nurse’s uniform for example. Shirts that are printed or embroidered with a company logo designated to be used for work are also considered uniforms.

Examples of Uniformed Officials and Authorities include but aren’t limited to the following;

  • Police Officer
  • Fire Fighter
  • Nurse
  • Security Professional
  • Doctor
  • Dental Hygienist

3.      Company Has Assigned Uniform Care Responsibility to You

The company you are employed by must require you to be responsible for maintaining your uniform. This includes washing, repairing, or replacing of your uniform. Some of the most common positions are as follows;

  • Healthcare Workers
  • Official Authorities
  • Security Professionals
  • Hospitality Workers
  • Construction Professionals

No tax rebate for uniforms can be claimed if the employer maintains the clothing, provides washing facilities, or gives payment for the maintenance of your uniform.

How Large of a Tax Refund Can an Employee Receive?

The amount received from the tax rebate by an employee depends on the industry. There is an allowance called FREA or a Flat Rate Expense Allowance that has been established for the maintenance of uniforms.

A general rule applies an allowance of £60 for uniform maintenance. Basic-rate taxpayers can apply to claim up to 20 percent of the FREA, and higher-rate taxpayers can apply to receive up to 40 percent of the FREA. Respectively this means that taxpayers can claim £12 and £24.

Can I File for This Year Only?

No, you can file for the Uniform Tax Credit for up to four years prior to now. Even though the FREA is set at £60, some lines of work have a different rate or ceiling. Most often this ceiling or rate applies to specialists’ uniforms, which have a maximum allowance of £140.

Applying for a Larger Amount – What You Need to Know

To claim a larger amount than the standard uniform tax refund, it’s advised that a taxpayer validates and explains how and why the yearly uniform maintenance expense is higher.

How Does A Taxpayer Claim their Rebate for the First Time?

First, taxpayers must secure the National Insurance Number along with all relevant information regarding former and present employment. Next, hire Simple Tax Rebate and submit these requirements to them so they may file your claim.

If you chose Simple Tax Rebate, that’s it; it’s that simple. Yes, really!

How the Process Unfolds

Once your information is received by Simple Tax Rebate, an assigned team will examine the details. The team will ensure that the taxpayer can claim as much of the uniform tax refund as possible.

After that, the completed form needs to be signed by the taxpayer. The form is then re-evaluated one final time before being sent off to HMRC.

The Final Steps

In an average of 60-90 days, HMRC will contact the taxpayer with the amount they can expect to be refunded if any. Upon approval, any refund is then paid directly to the tax agency hired. The tax agency then issues a check or BACS of the tax refund.

Reduction of Agency Fees and Your Are Paid

Agency fees are then subtracted from the rebate. If you chose to file your refund with Simple Tax Rebate, there will never be any hidden costs or fees. In the case that a taxpayer does not get a rebate, there will be no charge.

Receiving your rebate shouldn’t be a frustrating or confusing process. Here at Simple Tax Rebate we make the process simple and transparent.

When you chose Simple Tax Rebate to file for your Tax Rebate and this is what you can expect the process to look like.

  • Fill Out a Rebate Form
  • Simple Tax Rebate Does a Double Check on All Information
  • You Sign and Return Your Form
  • You Receive Your Tax Rebate


  1. Fill Out A Rebate Form

You will be asked to fill out a rebate form ensuring that all the details are as precise as possible. In particular make sure that your National Insurance Number, contact details and address are accurate.

2.       Double Check

Simple Tax Rebate will check all the details of your form and may contact you if we need information that we feel may help you receive a larger rebate. Once the double check verification process is complete, we will send you the completed form.

3.       Sign Your Form and Return

The completed form typically arrives within 24 hours of being submitted online. You will then need to go over this form to ensure that it’s accurate.

Once you are sure that all the information is valid you will need to sign the form and return it. To return the form simply use the prepaid self-addressed envelope to return the form.

4.       Receive Your Rebate

After HMRC receives your form it takes between 8-12 weeks for them to process your claim. This time can be longer depending on their workload.

Once HMRC is finished reviewing your form, you will be contacted directly by them to inform you of the amount of your rebate.

Simple Tax Rebate will then send you your rebate (minus £25) directly via BACS. That’s it; it’s that simple when you chose Simple tax Rebate to apply for your Uniform Tax Refund.

Do you Qualify for the Uniform Tax Refund?

Below is a list of industries in which workers qualify for the Tax Rebate on uniforms. If you work in one of these industries, it’s likely that you will qualify.

If you are not sure if your position falls within one of these categories, there is a detailed breakdown of different positions per some of the industries listed below at the end of this page.


  • Agriculture
  • Airlines Pilots and Co-Pilots
  • Aluminum Workers
  • Armed Forces
  • Banking and Building Societies
  • Brass and Copper Workers
  • Building Workers
  • Building Material Specialists
  • Clothing Workers
  • Constructional Engineering Professionals
  • Electrical Workers
  • Engineering Ancillary Trade Workers
  • Fire Service Workers
  • Food Service Workers
  • Glass Specialists
  • Healthcare Staff and Professionals
  • Heating Trade Specialists
  • Iron Mining
  • Iron and Steel Workers
  • Leather Workers
  • Specialized Engineering Specialists
  • Police Force
  • Precious Metal Workers
  • Printing Specialists
  • Public Service Workers
  • Quarry Workers
  • Seamen Carpenters
  • Railway Workers
  • Shipyard Personnel
  • Textile and Textile Printing Professionals
  • Automobile Workers
  • Wood and Furniture Specialists


Specific Workers Per Industry

Curious if your position falls within one of the following categories? If so, you are in the right places. Check out the detailed list of different positions under each of these industries below.

Please remember that this isn’t a complete list. If you don’t see your position listed, it’s advised to contact Simple Tax Rebate to see if you qualify. We’ll be able to quickly and easily tell you whether or not you are in a qualifying position to receive this rebate.

  • Aluminum Workers
  • Building Professionals
  • Constructional Engineering
  • Healthcare Staff and Professionals
  • Iron and Steel Workers
  • Public Service Workers
  • Shipyard Personnel

Aluminum Workers

  • Continual Casting Operators
  • Process Operators
  • Drill Punchers
  • Dross Unloaders
  • Firemen
  • Furnace Operators
  • Leaders
  • Mould-Men
  • Pourers
  • Roll Flatteners
  • Cable Hands
  • Labourers
  • Truck Drivers
  • Measurers and Storekeepers

Building Professionals

  • Joiners
  • Carpenters
  • Cement Works
  • Roofing Felt
  • Labourers

Constructional Engineering

  • Blacksmiths
  • Burners
  • Caulkers
  • Chippers
  • Drillers
  • Fitters
  • Riggers
  • Riveters
  • Scaffolders
  • Sheeters
  • Template Workers
  • Banksmen
  • Labourers
  • Straighteners
  • Apprentices

Healthcare Staff and Professionals

  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Occupational
  • Therapists
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Phlebotomists
  • Radiographers
  • Laboratory Staff
  • Pharmacists
  • Uniformed Ancillary Staff:
    • Maintenance Workers
    • Grounds Staff
    • Parking Attendants and Security Guards
    • Receptionists

Iron and Steel Workers

  • Day and General Labourers
  • Stockmen
  • Timekeepers
  • Warehouse Staff
  • Apprentices

Public Service Workers

  • Police
  • Fireman
  • Uniformed Prison Officers
Non-Authority Positions
  • Dockers
  • Dredger Drivers
  • Hopper Steerers
  • Garage Hands Including Cleaners
  • Conductors

Shipyard Personnel

  • Blacksmiths and Their Strikers
  • Boilermakers
  • Burners
  • Carpenters
  • Caulkers
  • Drillers
  • Furnacemen (Platers) Holders Up
  • Fitters
  • Platers
  • Plumbers
  • Riveters
  • Sheet Iron Workers
  • Shipwrights
  • Tubers
  • Welders
  • Labourers
  • Apprentices
  • Storekeepers


Contact Simple Tax Rebate today so that we can start working on getting you the rebate you deserve. After all, it’s your money, it’s your time invested, and you deserve to receive each and every tax rebate available to you.

Here at Simple Tax Rebate we can answer any questions you have regarding the Tax Rebate and will keep you informed through the entire process. We look forward to hearing from you.

Start Your Rebate Claim

Our process


Rebate Form

Please fill in the form as best as you can, ensure the details are as close as possible. In particular make sure that your National Insurance Number, contact details and address are accurate.



We will check all the details and may contact you, if we feel this helps you get a bigger rebate. Once done we will then send this completed form to you.



Your completed form should arrive within 24 hours of being submitted online. You will then need to check this form ensure its accurate and sign it. Then using the prepaid self addressed envelope please send the form.



Once HMR&C receives your form they will usually take 8-12 weeks to process your claim. This time limit is out of our control and can be more depending on their workload. Once done they will contact you directly informing you of the rebate amount. And we will send you your rebate (minus £25) directly via BACS.