tax relief Articles

HMRC have produced a list of Professional membership fees and subscriptions for which tax relief is available. Tax relief is available provided that:

  • The organization you pay appears on the HMRC list;
  • You pay the cost rather than your employer;
  • The fee is not for a lifetime membership; and
  • You require membership to do your job or it is helpful to have.

Yesterday 16th December 2014 HMRC issued their discussion document on changing the current scheme in respect of the tax relief temporary workers currently benefit from for costs reimbursed in relation to travel and subsistence (food and drink).

At Umbrella we wish to highlight the deep concern felt with the points raised and possible proposals outlined in the recently published HMRC document titled ‘Employment Intermediaries: Temporary workers – relief for travel and subsistence expenses’