Tax relief on subscriptions for qualifying health staff
In 2007, UNISON agreed a deal with HM Revenue and Customs ("The Revenue") to let members in the following "qualifying" sectors claim tax relief on their subs:
- Nursing sector
- Ambulance sector
- Voluntary sector
- Professional and Technical 'A' sector
- Professional and Technical 'B' sector
- Senior and General Manager sector
Despite major publicity for this in the last 4 years, most members have not claimed this relief. If you have not claimed it, you ARE due a tax refund! However, there is a tight deadline for making a CLAIM and you will lose some or all of your refund if you miss that deadline.
If you have not claimed your relief yet, you can try to do it yourself by contacting The Revenue. However, UNISON must point out that in doing so, there is no guarantee you will get all the money you are owed. You might also end up with some unexpected problems!
To avoid these problems and make sure you get the money you are owed, UNISON has appointed the UK's leading tax refund experts to help you get your money back before it is too late. The Tax Refund Company already has a very successful 9-year track record dealing with The Revenue on behalf of our members.
The Tax Refund Company has agreed to do all the work for you at a specially reduced fee of 20%+vat of the refund. It means you will keep 76p from each £1 they get back for you. That saves you over 40% when compared to their normal fee!
As an added bonus, they will also give you a comprehensive tax check to see if you are due a refund for anything else in the last 4 years, at the same specially reduced fee. 1 in 3 UNISON members using the service have already got a refund for something other than their subscriptions. The average amount they have had back is £242 each, so it is well worth doing! Plenty of members have had over £1,000 back.
Next Step - How to claimTo help you find out if you qualify we have compiled a series of frequently asked questions.
Frequently Asked Questions [PDF version]
If you think you may qualify and want to find out if you are owed a tax refund, you need to fill in a claim form.
If you have any questions, call 0161 968 7330 Monday to Friday 9am to 5.00pm