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Police Tax Relief Information ...

Wash Your Uniform? Pay into the Police Fed? Average Tax Rebate over £900!To find out more about police tax relief please follow the links below:

* Police Officers Tax Relief for the Cost Of Laundering Uniform

* Police Tax Relief for the cost of Police Federation Fees

* Police Tax Relief for Business use of own car or public transport for work purposes

Police Officers Tax Relief for the Cost Of Laundering Uniform

What you need to know …

  • The laundering of uniform allowance can still be claimed even if your uniform is not worn
  • You can claim if you are a Police Officer up to and including the rank of Chief Inspector

How Much Can Be Claimed ...

The amount that can be claimed for Police officers with the rank up to and including Chief Inspector is £140 per tax year.  A claim can be backdated for the last four tax years starting from the 2008/2009 tax year.

Other Police Employees Including Community Support Officers …

  • Community Support Officers can generally claim the same laundering of uniform allowance of £140 per tax year
  • Other Police Employees usually can claim an allowance of £60 per tax year if they wear a uniform with logo and laundry facilities are not available

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Police Tax Relief for the cost of Police Federation Fees

The Criteria …

  1. You meet the cost of the professional fee into the Police Federation
  2. You are not reimbursed for the cost of the allowable professional fee by your employer – Please note that Metropolitan Police Officers normally have their subscriptions taken at source from their salary without tax deducted, so there is no need to claim tax relief

How Much Can Be Claimed …

Tax Relief can be claimed on the full amount paid into the Police Federation and a claim can currently be made for the last four tax years.

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Police Tax Relief for Business use of own car or public transport for work purposes

The Criteria ...

  1. You use your own car or public transport to travel to different places and not normal commuting to one permanent place of work
  2. Your employer requests that you relocate to different location for a length of time that is or is expected to be for less than 24 months

If You Use Your Own Vehicle ...

  • If you use your own car or van and you are not paid by your employer the full mileage rate of .45p per mile up to 10000 miles and after .25p per mile. Different rates apply for motorbikes
  • If you use your own car or van and you are paid by your employer the full mileage rate and the mileage paid is taxed
  • You can provide records showing the business mileage incurred along with any reimbursement made by your employer

If You Use Public Transport …

  • If you use public transport the cost is not reimbursed in full by your employer, or the reimbursement is taxed in part or in full

How Much Can I Claim ...

How much you can claim back depends on whether any mileage allowance paid is taxed or untaxed.

A mileage claim can be made for the last four tax years

The allowable business mileage rates for the 2012-2013 tax year are:-

  1. .45p per mile up to 10000 miles
  2. .25p per mile after 10000 miles

If you are paid a mileage allowance by your employer and the allowance is not taxed this must be deducted from any mileage claim.

The total business mileage allowance figure calculated is not the total amount of money to be repaid as a tax rebate. The amount of tax to be repaid is either at 20% or 40% of the total mileage allowance figure which is dependant on whether you pay tax at 20% or the higher rate of 40%.

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