As a Teacher, could you be entitled to tax relief on your expenses?

Wednesday 19th February, 2014
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Personal tax

If you are a professional operating in the educational industry you could be entitled to tax relief on the fees and certain union charges you pay per year. Alongside this as an educational professional you may also be eligible to claim tax relief on certain expenses such as sports equipment and clothing bought for physical education lessons.

Are you eligible for tax relief?

If you currently incur certain expenses in order to do your job then it is usually the case that you are entitled to claim tax relief on those costs.

If you currently pay membership to any of these union bodies; NUT, NASUWT, ATL, NAHT, NPH, Voice, EIS, ASCL, UCU then you are entitled to tax relief. A full detailed list of the eligible union bodies can be found here.

If you are a physical education teacher, then you are eligible to claim tax relief on the cost of sportswear and sports equipment. Remember there are some items which may fall outside the scope of eligible sportswear, a full detailed list of eligible sports expenses can be found here.

As an educational professional, if you have ever paid regulator fees to a Teaching Council, you could be eligible to claim tax relief on that cost also.

If you are in any doubt on what you can claim please contact our expenses team for more details.



As an educational professional, if you have ever paid regulator fees to a Teaching Council, you could be eligible to claim tax relief on that cost.