As a healthcare professional, how many times have you purchased a work-related expense and not claimed for it? Are you confident you are maximising your income by claiming all tax-deductible expenses that you have incurred as part of your job? Are you sure that your tax responsibilities are being fully met?
Do you know what you can claim for and do you know that if you missed out on claiming an expense, you have a period of four tax years (from the end of the tax year in which you spent the money) to claim for that expense against your income?
HMRC classifies tax-deductible expenses as expenses incurred wholly and exclusively for the purpose of your trade or wholly and exclusively in the performance of the duties of the employment.
Some examples of these personal expenses are:
- Professional fees and subscriptions:
- Business mileage (excluding commuting to your normal place of work)
- Tools and specialist equipment
- Course fees
- Pension payments
You may also have incurred additional expenses this year as a result of trading differently in the pandemic.
We understand that a lot of healthcare professionals find maintaining details of expenses a burden and can potentially miss out on claiming tax relief as they no longer have a record of these expenses.
Our Healthcare Team can help you build up comprehensive knowledge of what you can claim for to maximise your income and we can also show you software that can save you time and give you peace of mind such as Receipt Bank.
If you would like to know more, please contact Lee Jefferson in our healthcare team: firstname.lastname@example.org