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Three quarters of nurses fail to claim tax relief

More than 75% of nurses and midwives are not claiming tax relief on their annual Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) fees, a recent survey has found.
 
The survey of 564 nurses and midwives conducted by the NMC also found that only 40% 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 a 20% tax relief on their annual registration fee of £100, provided they are a basic rate UK taxpayer.
 
Jackie Smith, Chief Executive and Registrar of the NMC said: “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.

You can claim your tax relief via personal tax returns or by contacting HMRC via letter, phone or filling in a P180 tax review form.

Further information on claiming your tax relief is available on the NMC and HMRC websites.