I know there are a few Voice members here. I've just noticed that the union is now recognised by the inland revenue, so you can claim tax relief on the subs.
I thought that tax relief was only applicable if a condition of service was that you had to be a member of a union i.e. Teachers, lecturers, (there may be more). As Support Staff are not required to be union members this would not apply, even if the IR recognised the union.
HM Revenue & Customs: Deductions for fees and subscriptions paid to professional bodies or learned societies
So if got to pay it then covered.A statutory fee or contribution shown in the list is allowable where employees:
pay this out of their earnings from an employment
are required to pay this as a statutory condition of following their employment.
An annual subscription to a body shown in the list as approved by HMRC is allowable where:
employees pay this out of their earnings from an employment
the activities of the body are directly relevant to the employment
The activities of a body are directly relevant to an employment where the performance of the duties of that employment:
is directly affected by the knowledge concerned
involves the exercise of the profession concerned
Otherwise i thas to be to direct to your job and on the list 3.
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