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Tax relief for doctors – how to set up HMRC Personal Tax Account

Personal tax account guide for doctors


by Dr Ed Cantelo GP Trainee, Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor


A Personal Tax Account allows doctors to claim tax relief for expenses such as your GMC, BMA, MDU and MPS fees, as well as any exam expenses as a trainee, and check your doctor’s tax code is correct.

If you haven’t signed up for an HMRC Personal Tax Account yet, we strongly suggest you join the 16 million taxpayers that have.

What is an HMRC personal tax account?

This is an online account created by HMRC where you can manage your tax affairs online, quickly and simply, whenever you want.

Why do doctors need a Personal Tax Account?

A Personal Tax Account allows you to see the information that HMRC hold regarding your pay and tax. This means you can check you are paying the correct amount of tax. It’s designed to allow taxpayers to manage tax online without using paper forms or telephone.

The most significant features for doctors are

A full list of features can be found here


And here is a useful guide from HMRC


How do I get a Personal Tax Account?

We have made a step by step guide for doctors here.

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