Claim tax back for tools and overalls, the easy way.
If you are a mechanic it's likely you are due a tax rebate for some of the expenses you incur doing your job.
We've obtained more than 100,000 rebates for UK taxpayers and we can help you claim a tax rebate through our exclusive Uniform Tax Rebate claim system.
Tax relief on the expenses of your employment
As an employee you are entltled to claim tax back on certain expenses of your employment. Here are a number of things which you, as a mechanic, could be claiming tax relief for.
Uniform Tax Rebate
If you wear a uniform or protective clothing while you do your job you can claim a tax allowance for the laundry and upkeep of that uniform.
Anyone who wears a uniform at work can claim this through here or through our dedicated Uniform Tax Rebate website.
Purchase your own tools?
If you are an employed mechanic you have probably spent a significant amount of money on tools to do your job; including many sized spanners, sockets, wrenches, jump leads, spark plugs and other accessories.
You can usually claim 20% of the cost of these items back in tax. You can backdate your claim to the previous 4 tax years.
No refund, no fee promise
We will check if you are due a tax rebate without charging any upfront fee.
It's easy to do, you can lodge a claim in 5 minutes. If we don't obtain a tax refund for you, you won't be charged.
If you have to purchase any protective or safety clothing to do your job you can also claim tax back on that cost.
It's easy to start your claim
If you click on this link or the big yellow button you can start your claim.
You'll need to enter a few details about you and your job, it's straighforward and you can do it in a couple of minutes.
Complete the paper forms
Print off and fill out the paper forms. You'll need to enter the amount you paid for tools and equipment in each year. You don't need to send receipts but if you have the receipts it can support your claim should HMRC request further details.
Don't worry if you can't print off the forms we'll automatically send you a copy within 2 weeks of entering your details.
Post off your completed forms
Post off the forms and wait for a response. HMRC can take a long time to reply to some letters, expect to wait between 4 and 12 weeks to hear something back.
Receive your statement
You should receive a P800T statement of your refund from HMRC telling you how much we've got back for you.
Get your cheque through the post
A few weeks later, once we've received payment from HMRC, we'll send you a cheque.
It's over to you
You've got your rebate, now it's up to you to spend it.