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Doctor Tax Relief Information

The vast majority of doctors will be eligible to claim for doctor tax relief on professional fees and Professional indemnity insurance. If you are a doctor who uses their own car for business use, travelling to varying locations a claim for business mileage is also possible. In addition if you purchase your own medical equipment such as a stethoscope it is possible to apply for tax relief on these purchases.

On completion of a doctors tax relief claim for professional fees and professional indemnity insurance your tax code should increase which will result in less tax being paid in the current and future tax years unless your circumstances change.

On this page you will find information about:

Doctors Tax Relief for Professional Fees

The criteria:

  • You meet the cost of the professional fee into an allowable professional body.
  • You are not reimbursed for the cost of the allowable professional fee by your employer.

Which professional bodies are allowable by HMRC?

It is not possible to claim doctors tax relief for all professional bodies paid into by doctors. Not all professional bodies have an agreement with HMRC and therefore most but not all can be claimed for.

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Doctors Tax Relief for Professional Indemnity Insurance

The criteria:

  • You meet the cost of the allowable Professional Indemnity Insurance.
  • You are not reimbursed for the cost of the allowable Professional Indemnity Insurance by your employer.
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Doctor Tax Relief for Business Use of Car

The criteria:

  • You use your own car not for normal commuting to one place of employment but to different locations such as travelling to different clinics or Hospitals other than your permanent place of employment.
  • Your employer requires that you move workplace to another location for a period that is or is expected to be for less than 24 months.
  • If you use your own vehicle and you are paid the full mileage rate by your employer but the mileage paid is taxed.
  • If you use your own vehicle and you are not reimbursed the full mileage rate of .45p per mile up to 10000 miles and .25p thereafter by your employer.
  • You can provide business mileage records which show the mileage incurred along with any reimbursement made by your employer.

How much can I claim?

The business mileage allowable is affected by any mileage allowance paid to you by your employer and if that allowance is taxed or untaxed. The allowable mileage rates for the 2012-2013 tax year are:

  • .45p per mile up to 10000 miles and
    .25p per mile after 10000 miles.

Prior to the 2012-2012 tax year the mileage rates are .40p per mile for the first 10000 business miles and .25p per mile thereafter.

Any mileage allowance by your employer has to be deducted if the mileage allowance is not taxed

The total mileage allowance figure calculated is not the total amount of tax due back. The amount due back is either at 20% or 40% of the total mileage allowance figure.

A mileage claim can be made for the last four tax years.

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Doctor Tax Relief for Tools and Equipment

The criteria:

  • The tools and equipment are purchased solely for work purposes.
  • The tools and equipment are not reimbursed by your employer.
  • Proof of purchase can be provided showing the date and cost.

How much can I can claim back?

The amount due back is dependent on which tax year the purchase was made and if a capital allowances claim has to be made for the purchase. A guideline would be 15% to 20% of the purchase total depending on which tax bracket you pay tax in.

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Are you due a healthcare tax rebate?

For further Tax Refund information, please follow the links below:

Tax Refunds by Employment

  • Healthcare Worker Tax Rebates includes:
    Can I Claim Tax Relief for Professional Fees?
    Can I Claim Tax Relief for the Cost of Shoes and Tights?
    What about Tax Relief for Laundry Costs?
    Can I claim Tax Relief for Business Mileage?
    Can I claim Tax Relief for Specialist Equipment?

  • Nurse Tax Refunds includes:
    Nurse Tax relief for the cost of laundering of Uniform
    Nurse Tax relief for the cost of shoes and tights
    Nurse Tax relief for professional fees – RCN Tax, Unison Tax, NMC Tax
    Nurse Tax Relief for use of own car or public transport for work purposes

  • Teacher Tax Refunds includes:
    Teacher Tax Relief for professional fees – NUT tax relief, NASUWT tax relief.
    Teacher Tax Relief Books and Journals
    Teacher Tax Relief for specialist clothing
    Teacher Tax Relief for Equipment Purchased for Work Use
    Teacher Tax Relief for qualifying travelling expenses

  • Tax Relief for Washing of Uniform includes:
    Am I Eligible for Uniform Tax Relief for Washing Uniform?
    What am I actually claiming back?
    How much will I get from a Uniform Tax Relief claim?
    Can I claim for any other Tax Relief?
  • Mechanic Tax Claim Refunds includes:
    Tool Tax relief– What are Flat Rate Expenses?
    Tool Tax relief– What are Capital Allowances?
    What About Tax Relief for Specialist Clothing?

  • Tax Claim Refunds for Trades / Construction Industry Workers under PAYE includes:
    Can I claim Tax Relief for Business Mileage?
    Can I Claim Tax Relief for other using Public Transport?
    What about Accommodation and Subsistence?
    Tool Tax Refund: What are Flat Rate Expenses
    Tool Tax Refund – What are Capital Allowances?
    Can I Claim Tax Relief for Specialist Clothing?

  • Police Tax Refunds includes:
    Police Officers Tax Relief for the Cost Of Laundering Uniform
    Police Tax Relief for the cost of Police Federation Fees
    Police Tax Relief for Business use of own car or public transport for work purposes

  • Student Tax Refund includes:
    If I am a student can I claim a Student Tax Refund?
    What About if I work during the Summer?

Tax Refunds for Expenses

  • Business Mileage Tax Refunds includes:
    What is Business Mileage?
    What counts as a Temporary Workplace?
    What are the Business Mileage Rate Allowances?
    Travel Expenses – Can I claim any further Tax Relief?

  • Travel Expenses Tax Refunds includes:
    When can I claim tax relief (business mileage) for travel to a temporary workplace?
    When can I claim tax relief (business mileage) for travelling to work in different locations?
    If I use public transport can I claim tax relief for a travel card?
    When can I claim tax relief for Subsistence and accommodation?
    Do I need to use the cheapest transport or accommodation to claim tax relief?
    Travel Expenses – How much can I claim?

  • Subsistence Expenses Tax Refunds includes:
    What Is Subsistence?
    What Is A Temporary Workplace?
    Do I Need Records?
    My Employer Reimburses Me Can I Still Claim?

  • Tools for Work Use Tax Refunds includes:
    Tools Tax – When am I Eligible for Tax Relief on Tools, Equipment and Specialist Clothing?
    Tools Tax – What are Flat Rate Expenses?
    Tax relief for tools – What are Capital Allowances?
    What About Tax Relief for Specialist Clothing?

Tax Refunds for Tax Code

Tax Refunds for Left The UK

  • Left or Leaving the UK Tax Claim Refunds includes:
    When am I entitled to leaving the UK tax back?
    How much UK tax back can I receive?
    Do I need to complete Tax Claim Forms when leaving the UK?
    Do I need to complete a Self Assessment Tax Return?

  • UK Non Resident Tax Refunds includes:
    What is Non-Resident Status?
    What is a Double Taxation Agreement?
    What sort of UK Income is eligible for tax relief?
    How do I apply for UK Non-Resident Tax Relief?
    Do I need to Complete a Self Assessment Form?

  • UK Non Resident Landlords Tax Refunds includes:
    What is the UK Non Resident Landlord Scheme?
    What if the property is administered by Letting Agents?
    Can I claim Tax Relief for Property Expenses?
    How does the Non Resident Landlord Scheme affect my Tax payments?
    Do I need to complete a Self Assessment Tax Return?
    How does other income affect my tax allowance?

  • Seafarers Tax Refund includes:
    What is Seafarers’ Earnings Deduction?
    Who can claim SED?
    What information do I need?
    How do I claim?

CIS Tax Refunds

  • CIS Tax Refunds includes:
    What is a CIS Tax Refund?
    How do I get a CIS Tax Refund?
    What is the average CIS Tax Refund?
    Should I fill in my Tax Return myself or use an Accountant?
    CIS Tax Refunds – important to know

Other Tax Refunds

  • Car Tax Refund includes:
    Can I get a refund on my Car Tax/Vehicle Tax?

  • Council Tax Rebate includes:
    Can I claim a Council Tax rebate?

  • Gift Aid includes:
    What is Gift Aid?
    What kind of Donations Apply to Gift Aid?
    Gift Aid Claim Tax Refund!
    How Do I make a Gift Aid Claim?

  • NI Refund includes:
    For the Employed
    Missing National Insurance Years
    National Insurance Refund if you have left the UK
    Class 1 National Insurance and the State Pension Scheme
    National Insurance Refund for the Self Employed

  • VAT Refund includes:
    VAT Refund for Individuals
    VAT Refund if you live in the EU
    VAT Refund if you live outside the EU
    VAT Refund if you work or study in the UK but live outside the EU
    VAT Refund for Business

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Tax Refunds

For more information please see:

Claim a Healthcare Worker Tax Rebate