The BDA is one of the HMRC approved professional bodies (list 3).
Claiming your tax back
If you are a UK tax payer, you may be eligible to claim tax relief on your BDA membership subscription fee.
Who can claim
If joining the BDA is necessary to carry out your work or is relevant to your job, members employed in the UK may claim tax relief on their subscription fee. Both self-employed and salaried practitioners can claim.
How to claim
In order to claim tax relief, you can must submit proof of payment of your BDA membership subscription fee directly to your tax office. All submissions must be made by 1 April each year. The tax relief will be reimbursed to you via your tax code for the following year.
How much can I claim
Membership subscription fees and taxation rates shown here relate to the period October 2011 - September 2012.
|Category||Subscription paid||Tax relief||Real cost|
|Ordinary membership (higher rate tax payer)||£546.00||£218.40||£327.60|
|Ordinary membership (lower rate tax payer)||£546.00||£109.20||£436.80|
Where can I find more information
For more information about tax relief for professional fees and subscriptions, please visit HM Revenue and Customs.