Tax relief guidance of flat rate expenses updated

05 July 2018

Tax relief may be available for where a worker incurred certain expenses relating to their job. Amounts can be claimed as a standard flat rate or the actual cost. Receipts to confirm actual amounts expended must be retained where a claim is made based on actual cost.

A claim for tax relief may be made for expenses relating to:

  • small tools
  • protective clothing needed for your work
  • uniforms

Tax relief is not available for everyday clothing and where any part of the expense is paid by the employer, this should be deducted from the amount to be claimed. has recently updated its guidance as it relates to the flat rate amounts that are available for a large number of different industries and sectors. The update on this occasion relates to amounts that can be claimed by the Police Force.