Fireman Uniform Tax Rebate
Being a firefighter is a rewarding occupation that requires physical fitness and performing under stressful conditions, firefighters are required to maintain a high level of cardiovascular fitness to ensure they have the physical and mental capacity to perform firefighting tasks for long periods. The Firefighter wears clothing especially made for the work that they do. Each item either protects their body, or helps them perform their duties
Helmets are made of durable, heat resistant strong plastic. It protects the firefighter from heat, water, and falling objects. Firefighters also store items on their helmets such as flashlights, wedges to chock doors open and goggles for extra eye protection. A yellow helmet is usually worn by rank-and-file firefighters; red or orange.
Firefighters wear turnout pants are made of a two-layer fabric, the outside layer is made from a fire resistant material called Nomex. The inner layer is a waterproof material that keeps the firefighter dry.
This special jacket has 2 layers in them. The outside layer is made from a fire resistant material called Nomex. The inner layer is a waterproof material that keeps the firefighter dry. The yellow and silver stripe is a reflective stripe that allows the firefighter to be seen in the dark. With this jacket the firefighter can go into the dangerous fire area.
Firefighters wear thick leather gloves that are heavily insulated and stretch past the wrist, giving firefighters the ability to safely handle hot objects as they work their way through a burning structure.
Waterproof firefighting boots are thick, natural rubber boots with rubber soles that Protects the fire fighters feet from water, contaminated debris, and sharp objects.
A self-contained breathing apparatus is standard protective gear for firefighters, the breathing apparatus includes a mask with a hose connected to a tank filled with breathable air. It is worn on the firefighter’s back to provide oxygen for at least 30 minutes.
If you are a fireman in the UK and you wear a uniform then you are entitled to a tax rebate for all that money spent cleaning and also the unpaid labor hours dedicated to taking care of it. And you can claim for the past four year.
To qualify for the rebate you need to pay for the laundry or upkeep yourself. If the money isn’t coming out of your own pocket, you can’t claim back tax on it and needless to say that you will need to Pay income tax. Again, this is just common sense. You can’t claim back tax you aren’t paying in the first place.
HMRC will refund you Flat rate deductions which are amounts that have been agreed with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The deductions cover what’s typically spent each year by employees in different trades. If the amount you’ve spent is more than the flat rate, then you will have to send the receipts to the HMRC.
Dues paid to professional societies related to your occupation as a firefighter are deductible. However, the costs of initial admission fees paid for membership in certain organizations or social clubs are considered capital expenses. Deductions are allowed for payments made to a union as a condition of initial or continued membership. Such payments include regular dues, but not those that go toward defraying expenses of a personal nature. However, the portion of union dues that goes into a strike fund is deductible.