Cabin crew can claim a tax allowance for the cost of dry cleaning their uniform – which is currently £720 per year and is worth around £144 in tax relief.
Unite has agreed an allowance for cabin crew with BA, Virgin, Flybe, Monarch, Easyjet, Thomas Cook and Thomson, so staff who work for these organisations should automatically receive this allowance in your tax code.
If you do not work for these organisations you are still entitled to claim, so call us now! If you are unsure if you receive this allowance in your tax code call us now and we will be happy to check.
Airline staff can also claim allowances for visas and vaccinations.
The £720 per year allowance includes:
Other Expenses you maybe be eligible to claim:
Pilots and Co-pilots can also claim back two thirds of their annual subscription to BALPA.
Customer service staff and ground staff can also claim a £60 per year allowance for laundering their uniform.
Your claim can be backdated four years. Once you have made your claim HMRC will adjust your tax code to include the expenses. This will then continue in to any future years’ tax codes whilst in the same employment.