7. Professional fees and subscriptions

You can reclaim tax on fees or subscriptions you pay to some approved professional organisations - but only if you must have membership to do your job or it’s helpful for your work.

You can’t claim tax back on fees or subscriptions you’ve paid to professional organisations not approved by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), or for:

  • life membership subscriptions
  • fees or subscriptions you haven’t paid for yourself, ie your employer has paid for them

Your organisation can tell you how much tax you’re allowed to claim back.