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Nurse’s tax claims

16 August 2011
Issue: 4317 / Categories: Forum & Feedback
A nurse is employed by an agency and substantial expenses claims have been made for travelling and subsistence in relation to his three different workplaces for 2009/10

We have just taken over a new client a male nurse who is employed through an agency. We notice that a claim was made on the 2010 self-assessment tax return for the cost of mileage subsistence laundry and uniforms and that this resulted in a tax refund of more than £3 000.

The allowance for mileage has seemingly been claimed because the client was employed at three different workplaces during the year.

On top of this subsistence has either been claimed at £5 for a seven-hour shift or £10 for an 11-hour shift. Laundry has been claimed at a rate of £2 per week and uniforms have been claimed at cost.

Do readers have any experience that they can share regarding the deductibility of these expenses in such circumstances especially regarding the subsistence claims as we...

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