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Teacher Tax Rebate Information

Teachers Are You Due A Tax Rebate? Average Tax Rebate Over £900!The majority of Teachers in the UK are entitled to claim teacher tax relief on the cost of fees into their chosen professional body. As part of a teacher tax rebate claim other expenses incurred for work purposes can be claimed, for example the cost of specialist clothing, books and journals, equipment for work use and qualifying travelling expenses. As a result of a teacher tax rebate claim HMRC typically make an adjustment to your tax code meaning that you will pay less tax for future years as long as you incur the job related expense.

To find out more about teacher tax relief please follow the links below:

* Teacher Tax Rebate for professional fees – NUT tax Rebate, NASUWT tax Rebate

* Teacher Tax Rebate Books and Journals

* Teacher Tax Rebate for specialist clothing

* Teacher Tax Rebate For Washing of Clothing

* Teacher Tax Rebate for Equipment Purchased for Work Use

* Teacher Tax Rebate for qualifying travelling expenses

Teacher Tax Rebate for professional fees – NUT tax rebate, NASUWT tax rebate.

Criteria ….

  1. You incur the cost of the professional fee
  2. You are not reimbursed by your employer

What professional bodies can I claim for …

HMRC does not allow tax relief to be claimed for all professional bodies, it depends if an agreement is in place between HMRC and the professional body. Most professional bodies that teachers pay membership into are allowable, for example many teachers make a claim for NUT tax relief.

How much can be claimed …

The amount of teacher tax relief that can be claimed does change. The amount allowable is dependant upon the agreement made between HMRC and the professional body. For example if a teacher was making a NUT tax relief or NASUWT tax relief only 66% of the total fee can be claimed but if you were claiming tax relief on ATL, 90% of the total fee can be reclaimed.

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Teacher Tax Rebate Books and Journals

Criteria …

  1. The cost of any books and journals are met by you
  2. The cost is not reimbursed by your employer
  3. The books or journals are purchased to use in lessons or for the preparation of lessons
  4. The books or journals are not purchased for your own personal development
  5. Receipts should be available – although sometimes an agreement can be made

How much can I claim …

The amount depends if you are a 20% or 40% tax payer. The amount due back in each tax year will be either 20% or 40% of the cost depending on which tax bracket you fall into.

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Teacher Tax Rebate for specialist clothing

Criteria …

  1. You meet the cost of specialist clothing
  2. You are not reimbursed for the cost of specialist clothing by your employer
  3. The specialist clothing is clothing other than ordinary clothing for example football boots purchased by a P.E teacher
  4. The clothing is a replacement of an initial purchase
  5. The clothing is not an initial purchase. Only the cost of cleaning, repair or replacement is allowable

How much can be claimed …

The amount depends if you are a 20% or 40% tax payer. The amount due back in each tax year will be either 20% or 40% of the cost depending on which tax bracket you fall into.

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Teacher Tax Rebate For Washing of Clothing

Criteria …

  1. You wear specialist clothing for work purposes
  2. You meet the cost of washing specialist clothing
  3. You are not reimbursed by your employer for the cost of laundering

How much can be claimed …

You can claim a flat rate allowance of £60 per tax year for the laundering of specialist clothing. The amount you will receive will be tax relief on the £60 flat rate expense, which will total in the region of £12 per tax year if you pay tax in the 20% tax bracket.

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Teacher Tax Rebate for Equipment Purchased for Work Use

Criteria …

  1. The cost is met solely by you
  2. The equipment is not supplied by your employer
  3. You are not reimbursed by your employer
  4. You can demonstrate that the purchase was made not through personal choice but by contractual obligation in the performance of your duties

How much can be claimed …

The amount due back is dependent on which tax year the purchase was made and if a capital allowances claim has to be made for the purchase. A guideline would be 15% to 20% of the purchase total.

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Teacher Tax Rebate for qualifying travelling expenses

Criteria …

  1. The location travelled to is not a permanent place of employment
  2. The location visited is a temporary place of employment which is visited whilst performing your duties away from any permanent place. For example a Sports co-ordinator travelling from one School to the next

If you use your own vehicle

  1. If you use your own vehicle and you are not reimbursed the full mileage rate of .45p per mile up to 10000 miles and .25p thereafter by your employer
  2. If you use your own vehicle and you are paid the full mileage rate by your employer but the mileage paid is taxed
  3. You can provide qualifying travelling expense records which show the journeys (with dates if possible) along with any reimbursement made by your employer

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