|RCSEd obtains tax relief for trainees' fees|
|Tuesday, 28 May 2013|
On 14 May, the College announced its success in obtaining agreement that all mandatory training fees payable by all medical trainees will become tax deductible. For surgical trainees, this includes the fee payable to the Joint Committee on Surgical Training (JCST).
Negotiations with HMRC were led by Trainee Member of Council, Issaq Ahmed (pictured), who commented: "Although mandatory fees such as the JCST fee were not recognised as tax deductible, we firmly believed that such fees met all the guidelines set by HMRC as to what constitutes eligibility for tax deductible status.
"We set our case before HMRC and, following some months of communication and submitting evidence, our assertions were accepted. We are absolutely delighted with the outcome which will make a real difference to the amount that medical trainees have to pay throughout their medical training."