Q. While I was Unemployed, I Trained to be an HGV Driver. I have Now been Employed as an HGV Driver. Can I Claim the Cost of the Training Course and the HGV Licence against my Wages to Reduce the Tax Due on that Income?
A:The tax law specifically allows you to claim a deduction for the cost of the HGV license and any medical examination you may have had to undertake in order to be granted that licence. However, you can‘t claim a deduction for the cost of the training course.