Millions of hospital workers, shop staff and hairdressers could be in line for a Christmas bonus in the form of an overdue tax rebate, HMRC has warned.
The tax authority said staff in retail and construction should apply for refunds which will be issued by December 25.
Staff in these types of roles may sometimes have to dip into their own pockets To pay for work-related expenses like car mileage, replacing or repairing small tools, or maintaining branded uniforms.
Men, hvis de er betalt via PAYE, kan de få litt av det pengene tilbake. Og ef þeir claim online núna gæti það verið í þeirra reikningum fyrir jólin.
To check if they can claim extra cash back, workers can go directly to Gov.uk. Ved å søke online, kan du finne ut hva du er skyldig og kreve tilbake full skattefradrag for ekte arbeidsrelaterte utgifter.
You can find out exactly how much you owe by following the steps on this online tool.
If eligible, customers can log in to their Personal Tax Account to claim their tax relief online and, if their claim is approved, be paid within three weeks.
And the good news is that you may be able to claim for previous years too as HMRC says you can request a discount for up to four years after the end of the tax year in question.
"We know what a difference tax relief can make for hard-working customers, especially at this time of year. HMRC is keen to make sure customers get all the relief they are entitled to by using their online service, "explained Mel Stride MP and financial secretary to the Treasury.
" Tax relief is not available for all employment costs online check if you can claim tool is very helpful – then if your claim is approved, your full tax relief will be paid directly into your bank account. "
The majority of claims are for repairing or replacing tools and branded uniforms, professional subscriptions and mileage.
Healthcare workers, people in food and retail and those in the construction industry are among the top professions to claim from HMRC.
Who can claim it?
You may be able to claim tax relief if:
- You use your own money for things that you must buy for your job
- You only use these things for your work
You can not claim tax relief if your employer either gives you:  What can I claim it on?
- Repairing or replacing small tools needed to do their job (for example, a scissors or electric drill)
- Cleaning, repairing or replacing specialist clothing (for example, a branded uniform or safety boots)
- Business mileage (not commuting)
- Travel and overnight expenses
- Professional fees and subscriptions
How much can I claim?
There is a fixed amount that HMRC sets based on averages across different professions. Du kan sjekke listen her, men hvis din okkupasjon ikke er oppført, kan du fortsatt kreve en standard skatteavdrag på £ 60 per år.
Så, baseret på dette, kan basale skattepayers krav 12 £ £ 60), and higher-rate payers £ 24 (40% or £ 60).