Here is a list of the most common work expenses that people in your sector regularly receive tax refunds for. We will go through them in more detail below, along with how to claim your tax refund if you have missed out on any of these exemptions:
Security work oftens means wearing specific clothing and safety gear. If you are paying for the upkeep of your uniform out of your own pocket, you might be able to claim a tax refund for these costs. However, what you can actually claim for depends on the work you do and what you’re spending money on.
In order to get a uniform tax rebate as a security worker, you must:
There are specific rules relating to the different industries but these are the basics that apply to pretty much everyone. Bear in mind that you generally can’t claim for the initial cost of the clothing. Repairing, cleaning or costs relating to replacing it is reasonable to claim back though. Keeping it in good condition and replacing it when it’s worn out can often count as expenses.
Remember, the only expenses you can claim for are ones that are absolutely necessary for your job.
It’s not the always type of work that you do, but the type of expense that qualifies you for a Tax rebate. There are a huge number of = security workers in positions where they could be due a Tax refund. Some of the security industries that we deal with daily include:
You are entitled for refunds for work that generates a repayment. It is not entirely based on the type of security work you are involved in. For example, no matter what security industry you are employed in, all costs incurred by travelling to temporary workplaces are refundable. Likewise, there is no distinction made for claiming relief on cleaning uniforms for one security trade against another.
As a security worker, you can usually 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 SIU membership, SIA licence, HCPC licence.
The costs associated with obtaining your SIA licence are fully deductible against your Taxable income. This means that up to 45% of the costs can be refunded directly to you. And although your SIA licence is due for renewal every three years, current rules and regulations allow you to claim up to four Tax years worth of expenses.
We will assist you to claim what you are due as a tax refund from HMRC.
You can’t claim tax back on fees or subscriptions for:
If you have to travel for your job as a security worker you may be able to claim tax relief for what you have spent on food or other overnight expenses.
You can claim tax relief for money on things like:
You may also be able to claim tax relief on business miles if you use a vehicle/bike. This does not include traveling to and from your work unless it’s a temporary place of work. Your claim will depend on whether you are using a vehicle owned/leased by you or your employer.
Collect together as much information as possible concerning your security employments and all expenses incurred. Bear in mind you can back 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.