Wiltshire Police Federation

The Police Federation of England and Wales

Tax relief

If you contribute to a recognised staff association such as the Police Federation you can claim an allowance against those subscriptions. If you have never claimed for this, all is not lost because you can claim for up to six previous years.

Below is a proforma letter which you can use to send to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

 

To: HMRC

Dear Sir/Madam

Re: Tax relief on Police Federation subscriptions

National Insurance No……………………………………………… Police Pay Reference…………………………………………………

I am a member of Leicestershire Police. As such I am a subscribing member to the Police Federation of England and Wales. My subscriptions are deducted at source by Leicestershire Police.

I have been a subscribing member of the Police Federation since…………………………

The following is a list of Federation Subscriptions that I have paid since……………………………………………:

From 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2010 - £4.05 per week = £17.55 per month

From 1 January 2011 - £4.98 per week = £21.58 per month

I therefore claim tax relief on my subscriptions in accordance with your Head Office reference SAPP T1644/23 82/MA.

Yours faithfully

 

This should be sent to your local tax office, details can be found on your pay slip.


Tax Relief On Uniform Cleaning

Police officers may be able to claim tax relief on the cost of cleaning their uniform.

HMRC will allow an employee to claim for reasonable upkeep costs (i.e. laundry) of clothing.

For more information please visit the Government's website by clicking here or Money Saving Expert

You can also find a tax rebate calculator at www.uniformtaxrebate.co.uk which you can access from home or from a smart phone.