Making a Uniform Tax Claim Has Never Been Easier Thanks to a New Website

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The Uniform Tax Claim website now makes it even easier to claim a tax refund based on uniform upkeep costs in the UK

Uniform Tax Claims

Despite only launching recently, the Uniform Tax Claim website can already count many UK workers as fans. This is after assisting these workers in making a claim to recover some of the income tax they’ve paid over the previous years. While there are many different ways to claim a tax refund in the UK, this website caters solely to those in the UK who must wear a uniform as part of their job, and also pay for the cost of cleaning and replacing it, out of their own expenses. Since making uniform tax claims can be seen as time consuming by some busy workers, the Uniform Tax Claim website has launched a service to make it even easier to apply for, and receive the refund.

“While most people love getting a tax refund, the thought of actually making the application can be off-putting for many people” the head of marketing at the Uniform Tax Claim website recently shared. “By offering an end to end service, that starts with the visitor filling out a simple form, and finishes with them receiving a cheque in the mail or a payment directly into their bank account, initiating the claim is a much more appealing and less time consuming task” she continued.

Although not all UK workers are entitled to this income tax refund, the website aims to help those who do qualify to get their money back as easily as possible. “There is a lot of confusion about what this uniform tax rebate covers and who can apply” said the website’s co-creator. “Some think it’s a refund on the amount a worker pays on cleaning their uniform each year, but unfortunately it’s not that type of refund. Those costs are between the worker and their employer to sort out” he explained. “What we do is help workers required to wear a uniform get a refund on income tax paid that was calculated without taking into account this necessary expense” they continued.

Due to this confusion, many people have written in to the website asking for advice on how to approach their employer for this refund. However, as the site content is quick to explain, this is a refund that needs to be claimed back from HMRC and not their current employer. At this point many give up due to the perception that claiming back taxes from the government can be a challenging process. “We recognised that people can be confused and even frightened about asking for their money back from the tax office, even if the money is rightfully owed to them” the website’s head of marketing went on to divulge. Since the team identified this issue, the site now offers an income tax recovery service to their visitors, related to uniform maintenance costs. This has resulted in many refunded income tax payments to UK workers, as well as lower tax payments going forward.

Since the launch of this service, in the UK, there is now another way for making a claim for a uniform tax rebate that takes much of the effort out of the process.

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