Nurses Uniform Tax Rebate
The most normally spotted medical tunics is that of medical scrubs. These have been in trend for a prolong time; nonetheless many other features of the health care vocation medical tunics have also progressed over time. It keeps the wearer fresh and safe a medical uniform permits people to differentiate easily between staff and patients. Medical scrubs become an inevitable necessity of the operating theatre and other clean surroundings of a hospital.
In fact, scrubs offer a number of benefits to nurses beyond simply making it easy for patients to identify them.
Scrubs help nurses identify contaminants and bodily fluids, are inexpensive to replace, get cleaned using harsh chemicals and heat (often making them cleaner than regular clothing), protect personal clothing from being ruined and help identify nurses in the work place.
Looking after your nursing uniform can be a challenge when you’re working long hours. To properly disinfect your scrubs, you will need to send the load of scrubs through two wash cycles/ First, turn all the scrubs inside out to prevent the scrubs from rubbing against each other and pilling. Then, send the scrubs through a regular or normal cycle with cold water and regular detergent. Make sure the load size is set to large or extra-large, even if the load size is small, because scrubs need plenty of room to move. After the first washing, check to see if any stains are still visible. If so, treat them again with stain remover and repeat the first washing again. Next, after all stains are removed, you may begin the second washing step.
It is important all stains are removed before this step, as it involves hot water and if there are any stains present before this step, they will be set in and much harder to remove later. The second washing is to disinfect the scrubs using bleach. To begin this second step in the washing process, add 3/4 cup of color-safe bleach to your washing machine’s built in bleach dispenser and wash the load on the normal or regular setting with hot water. If your washer does not have this feature, allow the washer’s barrel to fill completely with hot water after adding the laundry, then add 3/4 cup color-safe bleach to the water before the cycle starts. After you have completed both steps in the washing process, dry your scrubs on the highest heat setting for at least 30 minutes. This will kill even more bacteria.
It is important that nurse’s uniforms are freshly washed before each shift as nurse’s uniforms are worn for long periods a few days a week and can become contaminated with microorganisms during procedures.
Nurses uniforms should not be worn outside the hospital for hygiene reasons, adequate changing and storage facilities should be provided in the hospital. Scrubs should be washed at the hottest temperature suitable for the fabric to reduce any potential microbial contamination.
So If you are a Nurse 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.
If you wear a uniform to work which contains your company logo, you can claim extra tax back to cover the laundry costs and you not getting any allowances from your employer wash you uniform, you can claim for Uniform laundry allowance
You can also claim a refund for Professional fees and subscriptions, if you pay fees to certain professional or regulatory bodies (e.g. RCN, NMC etc.), you may be able to claim tax back on your annual fees. This also applies to SIA license fees.
Please note that you can either claim for what you’ve spent – you’ll need to keep receipts or you can claim for a ‘flat rate deduction’ or a Flat rate deductions which are set amounts that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has agreed are typically spent each year by employees in different occupations.
If your occupation isn’t listed on the HMRC website, you may still be able to claim a standard annual amount of £60 in tax relief. You don’t need to keep records of what you’ve paid for if you claim a flat rate deduction.