Nurses and midwives failing to claim tax relief
A recent survey has found that over 75 per cent of nurses and midwives are not claiming tax relief on their annual registration fees.
The survey, which was conducted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), also found that only 40 per cent of nurses and midwives were aware that they are entitled to claim tax relief on their registration fees.
Currently nurses and midwives are eligible for £20 tax relief on their annual registration fee of £100.
Jackie Smith, Chief Executive and Registrar of the NMC said:
“Every nurse and midwife should be claiming tax relief on their annual registration fees and it is surprising that so few nurses and midwives are receiving what they are entitled to.
“We recognise that the fee increase has increased the financial burden on nurses and midwives which is why we would encourage all nurses and midwifes to claim tax relief on their fees.”
Nurses and midwives are able to claim tax relief on their annual fees through HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) which allows individuals to claim tax relief on professional subscriptions or fees which have to be paid in order for them to carry out their job.
Further information on claiming tax relief can be found on the NMC website at www.nmc-uk.org/Registration/Staying-on-the-register/Claiming-tax-relief-on-your-registration-fee/