Millions of workers collect Christmas bonus

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Millions of employees in the service industry could be collecting an early Christmas present from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Workers from the service industry that are possibly eligible to claim rebates are nurses, residential & nursing care workers.

If these workers are paid through PAYE, they may be entitled to some of the money back used to pay for work-related expenses like car mileage or maintaining brand uniforms.

If claimed online now then the money could be in their accounts before or just after Christmas. Workers are urged to check and see if they can claim extra cask back.

If eligible, customers can log into their Personal Tax Account to claim for their tax relief online and, if their claim is approved, be paid within three weeks.

Mel Stride MP, financial secretary to the Treasury, said: “We know what a difference tax relief can make to hard-working customers, especially at this time of year. HMRC is keen to make sure customers get all the relief they’re entitled to by using their online service.

“Tax relief isn’t available for all employment expenses so the 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.”

Customers may be able to claim tax relief on the cost of:

  • Cleaning, repairing or replacing specialist clothing (for example, a branded uniform or safety boots)
  • Business mileage (not commuting)
  • Repairing or replacing small tools needed to do their job
  • Travel and overnight expenses
  • Professional fees and subscriptions

To check if you are entitled a refund, visit the simple ‘Check If You Can Claim’ tool, which is available at:

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