Junior doctors can incur a number of costs during their training.
Typical costs can include:
- travel expenses
- accommodation and relocation costs as a result of participating in a rotational training programme
- pre-employment checks and subscriptions to professional bodies, colleges or associations and trade unions
- fees for training courses, exams and certificates
Along with the student debt many junior doctors have, the rising cost of postgraduate medical training can create a concerning financial burden upon individual doctors. However, there are ways you can alleviate some of these costs with various tax relief options, and these are explained here.
What this guidance covers
This guidance covers the basics of how tax is paid, and the essentials of completing a tax return. It explains the types of expenditure that you can claim tax relief on and how to do this, as well as options for tax relief on your pension.
It also includes different options for paying tax while working as a locum, and the tax implications of working abroad. However, tax is a complicated area, and this generic guidance is not completely exhaustive.
Specific advice is always recommended.
If you would like assistance with a particular problem, please contact the BMA by calling 0300 123 1233. You can also email an adviser.
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Tax guidance for junior doctors