If you are a social worker you are likely to pay subscriptions to an HMRC approved body, which means you can claim tax relief on that expense. Here are some of the common bodies you could subscribe to:
1. Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
If you are registered with the HCPC you could be claiming £30 per year or more from the tax you’ve paid against these subscriptions. The HCPC has absorbed a number of other bodies which also had tax deductible subscriptions, such as the General Social Care Council, if you’ve paid to the GSCC you can also get tax relief for those subscriptions.
If you’re a member of the union Unison and you work in a care setting you can claim tax back on those subscriptions. The amount is based on the subscription you paid to Unison, but it could be £36 a year, or more if you are a higher rate tax payer.
3. Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and the Care Council for Wales (CCW)
Paying a SSSC or CCW subscription could net you up to £12 a year, depending on your circumstances.
4. British Association of Social Workers (BASW)
If you pay subscriptions to the BASW you could be due around £50 per year in tax relief.
Can I backdate my claim?
Yes, we can backdate your claim for the previous 4 tax years, so you could get paid 4 years worth of tax rebates in one year, which could be £200 or more, even if you only pay subscriptions to one of the bodies. You’ll also get the tax relief in your pay going forward for the current and future years, so you’ll keep saving. If you click on the box below you can get a free estimate of the amount you could be due.
How do I claim?
If you click on the box below and you can enter your claim in less than 5 minutes.