I have been working with a dentist who had worked under a contract of employment (not services like a self-employed associate) with a corporate dental firm.
I reviewed their monthly payslips and noticed the corporate had been £££ contributing towards their GDC, insurance and travel costs. I also noticed there were tax reliefs unclaimed on their NHS superannuation deductions.
The dentist had never filed a tax return before and thought that as taxes were in the payroll, all tax relief would be taken care of.
They didn’t realise that despite having been paid for their GDC and PII costs and receiving a car allowance from the corporate employer. Tax relief could be claimed on the costs they had paid to operate as a dentist, including their superannuation and travelling costs.
Expenses employed dentists can claim tax relief upon
After a review, we have of expenses for this dentist, they have now been able to claim additional tax relief on their:
- Superannuation contributions
- Travel costs to and from temporary places of work and training events
- CPD costs
- GDC registration
- Professional indemnity insurance
- Dental subscriptions
- Cleaning allowance of £50
As part of a tax tidy-up expense, we have been able to claim back to 2019 to claim all these tax reliefs worth £1,000s of refunds.
This story’s moral is that even if you are an employed dentist and do not file a tax return, you can claim tax relief on your dental expenses, much like a self-employed associate dentist does.