HMRC reformat form P356: Professional organisations - approval for tax relief

Released 14 March 2019

HMRC have reformatted form P356 – application for inclusion on the list of professional organisations approved for tax relief.

Form P356 Application for subscriptions to be allowed as a tax deduction is for use by professional organisations to apply for inclusion on the list of professional bodies and learned societies approved for tax relief (list 3). Individuals can claim tax relief on fees or subscriptions paid to professional organisations included on the list. HMRC may approve a professional organisation for inclusion on the professional bodies approved for tax relief (list 3) if its main purpose is to:

share or advance professional knowledge;

maintain or improve professional conduct and competence;

protect members from claims made against them while doing their job.

The organisation should not be mainly local or carry out its activities for profit.

View the updated form at Professional organisations: approval for tax relief application.

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