Posted on 23rd August 2019

Working while everyone else is at leisure isn’t always fun, but there could be consolation in the form of a tax refund.

As lots of people take a day off and relax on the last bank holiday of the summer, a significant portion of the population will be heading to work just like any other day.

For members of the Armed Forces and people working in healthcare, security, taxi driving, aviation, professional sports and construction, for example, it’s often business as usual while friends and family make plans for the holiday.

Working on public holidays and during anti-social hours can be a less appealing aspect of these professions. That’s why it’s important that you make the most of your earnings and take home every penny that you’ve earned.

If you incur expenses for work-related costs, you could be eligible to claim a tax refund. Travel to temporary workplaces at your own expense, either in your personal vehicle or on public transport, could qualify. So, if you’re battling through bank holiday traffic to reach a non-permanent place of work, those miles could add up to a tax refund.

Other costs such as the purchase and laundering of uniforms, buying and storing tools, professional training, membership of industry bodies and registration for professional licences could also be eligible for a claim.

For professional sports people, expenses incurred by industry subscriptions, taking part in publicity and travelling to away games, reserve matches and medical treatments are considered to be business expenses that qualify for tax relief.

The average four-year travel claim is worth £3,000. So, after you’ve been working hard while the rest of the country plays, do one more job – pick up the phone or drop us a line and let’s see how much you could be owed.

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