Membership - Tax Refunds

Tax Refunds

Tax Refunds

Professional fees and subscriptions
You can reclaim tax on fees or subscriptions you pay to some approved professional organisations - but only if you must have membership to do your job or it's helpful for your work. You can't claim tax back on fees or subscriptions you've paid to professional organisations not approved by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), or for:

  • Life membership subscriptions
  • Fees or subscriptions you haven't paid for yourself, ie your employer has paid for them

Teach PE or sports?

If you are a PE teacher try this and let me know what happens.

If you teach PE or sports lessons you can also claim tax relief on the cost of any sports clothing you buy for this purpose. Click here to see explanation of this from HMRC's manual.

How to do it?
I phoned gave my National Insurance number. I told them about the fees? (£186.40 a year which has not changed in 5 years) I was asked a few more questions then my Tax Code was changed I got a cheque about 10 days later for £133.


  • Telephone: 0300 200 3300
  • Textphone: 0300 200 3319
  • Outside UK: +44 135 535 9022

Opening times:

8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday
8am to 4pm Saturday
Closed Sundays and bank holidays

Best time to call:
Phone lines are less busy before 10am, Monday to Friday

Current Membership Offers

The current membership offers the NASUWT have in place include free and then further reduced subscriptions for newly qualified teachers and free subscriptions for student teachers. There is also free membership for 12 month from the point of joining for any practicing teacher that has not been subject to a free membership offer recently and agrees to provide bank details for future monthly direct details at the point of joining.Teachers can also view the NASUWT's current subscription rates for when they do have to start paying subscriptions to the Union.