Tax Relief on ACAT Membership Fees

We are pleased to let ACAT members know that the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy is on HMRC’s approved list of professional organisations where members may claim tax relief for their annual membership subscriptions (core subscription).

ACAT’s listing by HMRC can be checked through this HMRC link (ACAT to be found under “C” for Cognitive Analytic Therapy Association): https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/professional-bodies-approved-for-tax-relief-list-3

Quoting from the HMRC website (link as above):

HMRC Guidance
Approved professional organisations and learned societies
Updated 29 June 2017

You can reclaim tax you pay on fees or subscriptions 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, or for:
- life membership subscriptions
- fees or subscriptions you haven’t paid for yourself, eg your employer has paid for them

How to claim
The way you claim tax relief on expenses depends on the amount you’re claiming for.
Claims up to £2,500
You should make your claim:
- using a Self Assessment tax return if you already fill one in
online or by printing and posting form P87 if you don’t already fill in a tax return
by phone if you’ve had a successful claim in a previous year and your expenses are less than £1,000 (or £2,500 for professional fees and subscriptions

Please access the HMRC website for appropriate forms and information re any potential tax relief claim   https://www.gov.uk/tax-relief-for-employees/overview

Please note this guidance may not be up to date and is always subject to current HMRC guidance:  www.gov.uk

ACAT Calendar for September
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1111th September 2017
CAT Introductory Event: Two day Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy - offered by Collaborate
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1515th September 2017
CAT Introductory Event: ACAT: Two Day Introduction to CAT
CPD Event: A CAT Approach to Organisational Dynamics - offered by Catalyse
Training Committee, Final date for submission of TC agenda Items
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2020th September 2017
ACAT International Conference: 7th International CAT Conference
2121st September 2017
CPD Event: Mindfulness Retreat offered by Catalyst East Anglia
University of Nottingham
2222nd September 2017
ACAT AGM: ACAT Annual General Meeting 2017
University of Nottingham
Exam Board, Final Accreditation Submission Date
Trustees, Final Date for submission of Agenda Items
2323rd September 2017
University of Nottingham
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Contact Details

ACAT Administration Manager:Susan Van Baars

Administrators:Maria Cross
Alison Marfell

Postal Address:ACAT
PO Box 6793
Dorchester
DT1 9DL
United Kingdom

Phone:+44(0) 1305 263 511

Email:admin@acat.me.uk

Office Hours:Monday to Thursday
9am to 5pm

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