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Can you claim tax back on private medical appointments? Not through insurance, paid up front.

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Hi 
Can you claim tax back on private medical appointments in the UK? Not through insurance, paid up front.

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  • nick74nick74 Forumite
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    In what circumstances?
  • ToothsmithToothsmith Forumite
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    The answer is no in any circumstances. 
    How to find a dentist.
    1. Get recommendations from friends/family/neighbours/etc.
    2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
    3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
    4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
  • nick74nick74 Forumite
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    The answer is no in any circumstances. 
    Well, not entirely true, but almost certainly true in the OP's circumstances.
  • kirtondmkirtondm Forumite
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    Is any tax payable?]
    No VAT on Ophthalmic fees
    Only Professional fees vatable are when we write a report for the DVLA etc.
  • nick74nick74 Forumite
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    I would guess the OP is wanting to claim the cost of their own treatment against their own income tax, to which the answer is always no.
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  • ToothsmithToothsmith Forumite
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    nick74 said:
    The answer is no in any circumstances. 
    Well, not entirely true, but almost certainly true in the OP's circumstances.
    When can you? I  think I could get it set against corporation tax if I had to pay for any private-only vaccinations for me or my staff, but that's the only possibility I can think of.
    How to find a dentist.
    1. Get recommendations from friends/family/neighbours/etc.
    2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
    3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
    4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
  • nick74nick74 Forumite
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    nick74 said:
    The answer is no in any circumstances. 
    Well, not entirely true, but almost certainly true in the OP's circumstances.
    When can you? I  think I could get it set against corporation tax if I had to pay for any private-only vaccinations for me or my staff, but that's the only possibility I can think of.
    Yes, if an employer provided medical treatment to an employee then the employer could claim tax relief on the cost. It would often be a taxable benefit to the employee though.
  • ToothsmithToothsmith Forumite
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    Yes - I have private medical insurance which my business pays for (Because it's a policy for companies) - but rather than have it taxed as a benefit, I'm advised to repay the premiums to the business from personal funds!
    How to find a dentist.
    1. Get recommendations from friends/family/neighbours/etc.
    2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
    3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
    4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
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