Husbandry doesn’t include gardening but activities normally recognisable as farming, such as the growing of crops or the raising of farm livestock. These will all be included as acts of husbandry.
When It comes to your government tax refund, the amount of agricultural relief available is restricted to the smallest of the following 3 figures:
As a farm worker you may be able to claim tax relief on the cost of:
You cannot claim relief on the initial cost of buying small tools eg: hand tools and power tools, or safety clothing for work.
You can either claim:
If, during your work in agriculture, you have used your own vehicle for business travel at any point during the last four years (tax years) and depending on whether or not your employer reimbursed you for that trip you may be eligible to claim back some tax. The amount will vary.
In a lot of cases, it’s the money you spend on travel that entitles you to a tax rebate. The rules surrounding tax relief say that any location you have worked at for under 24 months can count as a “temporary workplace” for tax purposes and it is this travel to temporary workplaces that is the subject of most tax refund claims.
It doesn’t matter if you are driving your own car or van or using public transport to get there. If you are spending your own money getting to and from the temporary workplace, you could qualify for a government tax refund.
As an agricultural worker you can claim tax relief on fees or subscriptions you pay to approved professional organisations, but only if you have membership or it relates to your job. These could be professional subscriptions such as the NFU.
We are here to help you claim what’s rightfully yours as a tax refund from HMRC.
You cannot claim tax back on fees or subscriptions for:
You should collect together as much information as possible concerning your work in agriculture and all the expenses you have incurred. Remember, you can claim expenses for up to four Tax years, even if you have since been made redundant, or changed jobs. This will not affect your current employment in any way or form.
Typical information needed to process your Security Tax refund would include:
The most important thing to remember is that the more information we have, the more chance of a bigger Tax repayment. No matter how little or irrelevant you think it might be, we could possibly make a claim for the expense.