What you can claim

Teachers can claim for their union and professional fees. Teachers of certain subjects, (even if only part-time), can claim a cleaning allowance.

Teaching Unions

Members of most teaching unions are entitled to make a rebate claim on the subscription fees they have paid over the past 4 years which could be worth between £150 and £250.

Your tax free allowance will also increase, reducing the amount of tax you pay in future years by at least £48 per annum.

Teaching Unions

To make an application with SRS teachers by; phone, online or application form; you generally don't need to know your union payments.

Professional Associations

You can also claim tax relief on payments made to many other professional bodies.
  • General Teaching Council (GTC)
  • Society for Education and Training (SET)
  • Association for Science Education (ASE)
  • Design And Technology Association (DATA)
  • The National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD)
If your organisation is not listed please contact our helpline 0161 370 6555 and we will liaise with HMRC.

Cleaning Allowance - Flat Rate Expense

Teachers of Art, Dance, Design & Technology, PE, Science, Domestic Science, Hair & Beauty and Construction are also entitled to claim Flat Rate Expenses for the cleaning of sports or protective clothing (e.g. aprons and laboratory coats).

You are entitled to this £60 p.a. tax relief if you -
  • wear specialist clothing which bears the school logo
  • clean your clothing because your employer does not provide the facilities
  • do not receive any reimbursement from your employer

Working from Home Allowance – Covid 19

This allowance is for staff who worked from home, (either fully or partially), during 2020/2021.

You are entitled to this allowance if you -
  • were instructed to work from home by your employer
  • had no option but to work from home to be able to perform the duties of your employment
  • received no reimbursement for the additional costs of working from home from your employer.
This tax relief is worth £312 p.a.

Call 0161 370 6555 or claim online

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"I found the service from SRS teachers to be excellent from start to finish. The process was simple and totally efficient. When i needed to ring, there were no automated messages, only friendly people who answered my questions. I received £319.61 without doing any form filling or searching for past payments. First Class!"
Mr M Johns, Teacher, East Durham College
"It was very easy to secure a tax rebate. I made a phone call and gave some personal details. In a few days I received some forms which required signatures and six weeks later received a tax rebate for £240.93. I would advise all teachers to avail of this service"
Mrs D Walsh, Teacher, Belfast
"A professional service that is so simple and user friendly that it would be daft not to contact SRS."
Mr L Stoodley, Teacher, Kent
"A great service! Not only did SRS refund my expected overpaid tax on union subscriptions, they also sorted out my rather complicated tax records so that my final payment (less their very modest fee) was MUCH more than I expected. I would recommend SRS to anyone wanting to receive a repayment of overpaid tax."
Ms S Mills, Merrill College, Derby,
Received over £1,000
"Thank you for your excellent service. I found your company to be extremely professional and helpful in assisting me in reclaiming my tax rebate - it was a quick and easy process. Thanks once again."
Mr S Fullelove, Assistant Principal,
Oasis Academy: Limeside

Teachers are entitled to claim a tax rebate on their professional fees

Teachers are entitled to claim a tax rebate on their professional fees
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