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As an employee you may be able to reduce your tax bill by getting tax relief on any professional fees and subscriptions you pay. You can go back several years to get the relief - the time you've got depends on whether you've previously sent in a Self Assessment tax return.
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It may be that in order to do your job you need to have your name included on a professional register or to have a special licence. Or it could be that it's very helpful to belong to an organisation whose activities are necessary to your work.
Either way you'll pay registration fees or membership subscriptions - usually every year. You may be able to deduct the cost of these from your taxable income and reduce the amount of tax you pay.
You may get tax relief on professional fees and subscriptions if:
You can't get tax relief on any fees and subscriptions that you pay to an organisation that HMRC hasn't approved.
You won't be entitled to tax relief:
When HMRC approves an organisation and adds it to the HMRC list they ask the organisation to let their members know that they might be entitled to tax relief on their fees or subscriptions. Your organisation can tell you how much you are allowed to deduct.
To find out how you can get tax relief for your professional fees and subscriptions and how long you've got to get it, read the guide 'How to get allowances and reliefs - employees or directors' by following the link below.