Can I claim tax relief on my court clothing?

Can I claim tax relief on my court clothing?

You can claim income tax relief on the cost of your wig, gown, collars, bands and studs. You can also claim tax relief on the upkeep of your court wear i.e. dry cleaning.

Income tax relief is not available for the cost of suits worn in court. This is not to be confused, however, with the VAT treatment. You can claim, for VAT purposes, the input tax on the cost of a dark suit and similar items of clothing purchased specifically for court wear. HM Revenue and Customs allow claims for the input tax on two dark suits purchased each year.

This answer was last checked May 2017. This answer is for general guidance only. It provides an outline, and may not include points which are important in your case. You should not rely on this answer without taking individual advice based on the full facts of your case. The information given was correct at the time of release.