This is from a letter in the Finance Section of the Money Mail (Daily Mail) Wed 29th July 09 Maybe one of our payarrses can confirm this. For years I have worked in a care home for the elderly. Like most people in such jobs, I was asked to wear a uniform, which I had to look after myself. It got dirty quickly, so sometimes I had to do a full load of washing a week, just for my uniforms. It doesn't sound like a lot on its own, but it started to add up. Then I read that people who had to wear a uniform for their work are entitled to a tax break, if they have to wash their uniforms at home. Employees should be told about their rules by their employers. But what when I tackled the care home, they wouldn't do anything about it. So I wrote to HM revenue and Customs. I told them my name address and national insurance number. They wrote back asking for more details about my employer and how long I worked there. Then I got a Â£70 tax rebate. It was so easy they also altered my tax code so i got an allowance every year. My question is, if this is correct does it also applied to Armed forces?