MILLIONS of workers including nurses, hairdressers, and those in retail are being urged by HM Revenue and Customs to go online to check if they can claim cash back.

Income tax bosses are reminding workers in Clydebank and north-west Glasgow they could be missing out on their full tax relief entitlement for work-related expenses by using agencies.

A simple tool to check if you can claim is available at

If eligible, customers can log in to their account to claim for their tax relief online and, if their claim is approved, be paid within three weeks.

Angela MacDonald, director general of customer services, said: “This is the easiest and quickest way to claim back tax relief on expenses and I’m delighted more and more workers are doing it directly online with HMRC.

“Tax relief isn’t available for all employment expenses which is why the online Check If You Can Claim tool is so handy – you can be reassured your claim will be approved and your full tax relief will be paid directly in to your bank account.

“We know what a difference tax relief can make to hard working customers, which is why we’re keen to make sure they get all the relief their entitled to by using our online service.”