This is calculated at a flat rate expense (FRE) for health care workers, and is applied through your tax code.
From 6 April 2014 your allowance is as follows.
|Laboratory staff, pharmacist, pharmacy assistant||£80|
|Nurse, healthcare assistant, midwife, dental nurse, occupational, speech, physiotherapist and other therapists, phlebotomist, radiographer||£125|
|Ambulance staff on active service||£185|
If you are a Pay as You Earn (PAYE) employee, you need a FRE in your tax code. Any changes to the allowance are automatically applied. If you are self-employed, you need to include a FRE in your tax code on your tax return.
In February 2016, the laundry tax allowance was increased and this was backdated to 6 April 2014.
If you have a FRE in your tax code:
If you don’t have a FRE in your tax code:
Self-employed healthcare workers can:
If you have any questions about claiming laundry allowance and any increases, contact HMRC on 0845 300 0627 or see more about uniform tax relief on the HMRC website.