Tax relief on your College membership subscription

If you are a UK tax payer your membership subscription for the Royal College of Pathologists is tax deductible. This means that you could save between 20% and 45% of your membership subscription through an online application to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the UK’s tax authority. Better yet, if you have not claimed this previously, you can also make a retrospective claim for the 4 previous tax years.

Full details can be found on the HMRC website. Unless you complete Self Assessment tax returns, the simplest way to claim your tax relief is to do so online. Just a few things to note:

  • You can’t claim online for anyone but yourself
  • Total claim must be under £2,500 – worth bearing in mind if you are claiming for a number of years and have membership with more than one HMRC-recognised professional association.

If you have any questions regarding your potential tax relief, please drop us an email.