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Tools Tax Rebate

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1/3 of employed people in the UK are eligible for a tax rebate! You could be owed £100s
  • Are you employed?
  • Do you have to purchase your own tools or equipment for work?
  • Do you have to purchase your own specialist clothing for work?

If so, you could be eligible to claim tax back on these items for the past 4 years.

Am I eligible for a tools tax rebate?

If you work in an industry where you are required to buy your own tools and equipment to allow you to do your job then you are eligible for a tax refund from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). No matter what your job, U-Tax can help anyone from joiners to nail technicians claim their tax rebates. Whether it’s wax and spatulas as a beautician, or hammers and chisels as a joiner, whatever tools you have to purchase, we can help you claim back some of the costs.

How Much Can I Claim?

Typically, with a HMRC rebate, you can claim back between 15% – 20% tax refund as part of your yearly allowance based on the total cost of your tools.

Why U-Tax?

We make the process of claiming your  tax rebate easy and hassle-free for you. No poring over forms or worrying about figures. You will be assigned a dedicated account handler from our friendly and professional Midlands-based team. Your account handler will deal with the details relevant to your rebate claim, calculate the amount of money you are entitled to with our specialist software then fill in your tool tax claim form for you. All you need to do is sign the form, which we will then send to HMRC. The cheque for your tax refund will make its way to you shortly afterwards. It couldn’t be simpler!

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how to claim a tools tax rebate

Tools Tax Rebate FAQ’s

Do I have to fill in a tool tax rebate claim form?

No, we take some details from you over the telephone and we will complete the tool tax rebate forms for you. All you have to do is sign it and send it back to us.

How successful are you in making these claims?

We have now completed over 8,000 tool tax rebate claims. The average tool claim for mechanics is between £800 and £1000.

My employer provides some contribution towards my tool expenses, am I still eligible to claim?

Yes, if are your tool expenses exceed the amount contributed by your employer then you are eligible to claim.

My employer provides my clothing but I am still required to purchase my own footwear, can I claim?

Yes, as long it is specialist footwear that you are required to purchase for work.

Am I eligible to claim for Union Fees?

Yes, if you pay union membership fees then we are happy to help you apply for a tax refund.

Am I eligible to claim for my Security (SIA) Licences?

Yes, if you are required to obtain an SIA Licence for work then you are eligible to claim back the tax on the cost of the licence.

Specialist Clothing Rebate

HMRC also allows tax relief for purchases of protective clothing for example boots and gloves. To qualify for this specific tax rebate the item must not be supplied by the employer and the cost of the item must not be reimbursed by the employer. The claim can only be made for replacement, repairing or washing of the item.

Tools Tax Rebate

This is perhaps the most claimed for tax rebate for mechanics. You have to pay for certain tools or equipment that you couldn’t do without as part of your job. These will be items you have purchased out of your own pocket. Even if you haven’t still got receipts for them we can still look at your claim and back date it for the previous four years if necessary. We can also look at safety gear purchased like steel toe capped boots. U-Tax average claim value is £1300

Snap-on Tool Tax Rebate

If you use Snap-on tools for work then you can get a rebate! HMRC will reimburse the VAT on tools purchased for work by employed or self-employed people and we can help you claim your tax back. Many employed people do not realise that they can claim the tax back on tools purchases for work purposes. Let us help you claim your tax back today! Just leave your details below and we will call you to start your claim. We can start your claim over the phone, we then fill in all the forms for you and send them to you in the post. You can then check them over and sign it where highlighted. We even provide a pre-paid envelope in order for you to post it back to us easily. When we receive your signed pack back we then liaise with HMRC for you and get your tax back for you. The great thing about Snap-on is that you can easily get a print out of all your purchases over the time you have used Snap-on. Therefore you can claim back for all the tools you have bought for the last 4 years (the maximum you can claim back for is 4 years). Having all those records to hand means that we don’t overlook any tools for your claim; nothing gets forgotten! So claim the tax back on every Snap-on tool you have bought over the last 4 years by leaving your details below and letting us call you. If you use multiple suppliers or have tools bought from elsewhere then you can claim for these at the same time: it’s not just Snap-on tools that you can claim for. You can claim a tax rebate on any tools that you buy to use at work.

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Make sure you get the maximum amount of tax back!

Many people who use Snap-on tools also need CSCS cards and other licenses for work. If you have to buy licences (or pay for courses to keep up your skills) for your job then you can claim tax back on these things as well. Leave your details below and we will call you back to let you know which tax rebates you can get

What is Classed as a ‘Tool’?

HMRC will refund tax on tools purchases made for work purposes. This includes not just hand tools and power tools but also specialist equipment. Specialist equipment means anything that you cannot buy on the high street that is necessary for your work. This can be hairdressing scissors for a hairdresser, professional knives for a chef or masks for a drama teacher. You can get a tax rebate for all of these things.

Specialist Clothing

Often people who have jobs involving tools also have to buy specialist clothing. Specialist clothing is also classed as a ‘tool’. We can help you get your tax back on these things too! If you have to wear tunics or trousers with knee pads in then you can get a tax rebate.

How to Get a Tax Rebate for Tools

If you use tools, special equipment or special clothing for work then we can get you a tax rebate! All you have to do is give us your name and number and we will call you to start your claim. It takes a couple of minute for us to start your tool tax rebate claim over the phone and then we sort out the rest for you. We send you a pack through the post for you to sign and then we process your claim. There are no difficult forms for you to fill in to get your tool tax rebate; we do all that for you. All you need to do is sign! We make it as easy as possible for you to get your tax rebate for tools!

Capital Allowances

A tax rebate for tools can potentially be made for the actual cost of tools and equipment purchased for work use through a capital allowances claim. Receipts and proof are required for all purchases, for example a statement with tools purchased throughout the year.

Tax Relief for Specialist Clothing

HMRC also allows tax relief for purchases of protective clothing for example boots and gloves. To qualify for this specific tax rebate the item must not be supplied by the employer and the cost of the item must not be reimbursed by the employer. The claim can only be made for replacement, repairing or cleaning of the item.