Chef Tax Refund - Claim your tax refund now!


Tax Refunds For Chefs

The highest refund to date in the chefs & food sector is £3,008.87!*

*This figure is based on the highest refund recovered so far in this sector. Your actual refund amount may differ.

Chefs are entitled to claim tax relief on certain work related expenses in addition to claiming a tax rebate on the cost of washing their work uniform (if applicable). Chefs can also claim a tax rebate on fees paid to certain unions and professional bodies. 

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Work Uniform

Uniforms include ‘recognisable uniforms’ eg a chef uniform and ‘company branded uniforms’ eg a polo shirt and/or fleece displaying the name of the company. Provided that your employer does not provide on-site facilities to wash your uniform, you are entitled to claim a uniform washing allowance.

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Union Fees & Memberships

Monthly/yearly contributions to your union/professional body may be tax deductible which means you can claim back a portion of your fees as a tax refund. There are thousands of unions/professional bodies in the UK that qualify for tax relief, provided they are approved by the tax office and form part of their ‘List 3’.

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Expenses & Mileage

Buying, repairing or replacing small tools you need to do your job are tax deductible.  You can also claim a tax rebate on repairing or replacing specialist clothing.

A mileage deduction may be claimed for business mileage incurred. Meals and accommodation (business travel) may also be tax deductible depending on the nature of the expense.

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Calculate your tax refund estimate by completing the fields below. This estimate is based on the average pay out that previous customers from the same industry have received over the last year.

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