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    Someone on here once said if we had unions that moaned like the teachers' unions do, we'd all be working 10am-3pm and driving Porsches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    I've just started clicking through on Voice's website to see what it costs, and saw it say that I could get a tax rebate on my premium. Anyone know anything about this?
    Yes, I get a rebate. I think there's a form you can download from their site but if you email them, they will explain. I also think there was a thread about this a couple of years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miscbrah View Post
    Someone on here once said if we had unions that moaned like the teachers' unions do, we'd all be working 10am-3pm and driving Porsches.
    You mean you're not??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miscbrah View Post
    Someone on here once said if we had contracts like the teachers do, we'd all be working 10am-3pm and driving Porsches.
    That works better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    Yes, I get a rebate. I think there's a form you can download from their site but if you email them, they will explain. I also think there was a thread about this a couple of years ago.
    I've just contacted my union about this, and they've said that the HMRC rules don't permit associate members (i.e. support staff, not teachers) to claim the tax back. Odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    I've just contacted my union about this, and they've said that the HMRC rules don't permit associate members (i.e. support staff, not teachers) to claim the tax back. Odd.
    It is all about a union also being the recognised professional body, or linked to a recognised professional body. Within IT it means you can claim back on membership for BCS, etc ... but not union fees unless it is has negotiated 'professional' status for a set of its members (eg Unison with most of their healthcare members). it also depends on whether you pay or your employer pays your membership for you (for professional bodies, that is).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    It is all about a union also being the recognised professional body, or linked to a recognised professional body. Within IT it means you can claim back on membership for BCS, etc ... but not union fees unless it is has negotiated 'professional' status for a set of its members (eg Unison with most of their healthcare members). it also depends on whether you pay or your employer pays your membership for you (for professional bodies, that is).
    Oh Rly I didn't realise I could claim tax relief on my BCS fees

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Oh Rly I didn't realise I could claim tax relief on my BCS fees
    A list of HMRC approved groups for which you can claim tax back on subscriptions (and even journals on some of them).
    HM Revenue & Customs: Deductions for fees and subscriptions paid to professional bodies or learned societies

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    Well I'm in Voice, I'm support staff and I get tax relief. My wife's a taxation accountant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    It is all about a union also being the recognised professional body, or linked to a recognised professional body. Within IT it means you can claim back on membership for BCS, etc ... but not union fees unless it is has negotiated 'professional' status for a set of its members (eg Unison with most of their healthcare members). it also depends on whether you pay or your employer pays your membership for you (for professional bodies, that is).
    So, it looks like my union has only negotiated professional status for its teaching members not its support staff members?! Well, there's a good reason to change unions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    Well I'm in Voice, I'm support staff and I get tax relief. My wife's a taxation accountant.
    I've just had my tax return, and I get tax relief too - I'm in Voice

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    Can someone in ATL confirm whether or not they've been able to claim tax relief...

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Can someone in ATL confirm whether or not they've been able to claim tax relief...
    It's on the list http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/list3/list3-t.pdf Why don't you email the union and ask?

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    It's on the list http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/list3/list3-t.pdf Why don't you email the union and ask?
    I did, and they told me that the HMRC rules don't apply to their members who are support staff, only teachers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    I did, and they told me that the HMRC rules don't apply to their members who are support staff, only teachers.
    That's racist discrimination.

    Get onto your union about it... oh wait.



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