Approved professional organisations and learned societies (list 3)

03 June 2020

HMRC has updated the list of professional bodies and learned societies with tax-deductible fees(also known as List 3)

For some professional organisations, members can claim tax relief on fees or subscriptions.

List 3 shows all organisations whose members qualify for a tax deduction on professional fees and subscriptions pertaining to that organisation.

The list is updated periodically and includes all bodies approved by the commissioners for HMRC.

HMRC has confirmed that there has been one addition to the list, as follows:

Additions (with effect from 6 April 2016)

Young Presidents Organisation London

Professional organisations can apply for approval for tax relief using form P356.

CIPP comment

The CIPP appears on list 3, which means that any self-funding members can claim tax relief on their membership fees. The CIPP is listed under ‘P’ under the title ‘Payroll Professionals Chartered Institute of (new title from 10 November 2010 formerly Institute of Payroll Professionals)’.


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