You can only claim for the cost and laundry of uniforms or specialist clothing (overalls, gloves, boots hardhats etc). Normal clothing is not deductible for tax purposes.
When training for a new skill the revenue deems this a capital expense and cannot be included as an allowable expense on your profit and loss.
Updating your skills set is however is deemed as a revenue expense and will be allowable. For more information please look at the revenue’s website.
Published by Rebecca on 13 February 2018.