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Member Benefit: ARPAS-UK achieves Approved Professional Body status

ARPAS-UK is the go to Professional Body for commercial UAV operators in the UK. ARPAS-UK is pleased to announce a new benefit for its members.

As of 6th April 2017 ARPAS-UK has received Approved Professional Organisation status from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

HMRC only awards this status to Professional Organisations’ if their purpose meets certain criteria, this could include to;

  • Share or advance professional knowledge
  • Maintain or improve professional conduct and competence
  • Operate mainly nationally or internationally

The Approved Professional Organisation status will enable ARPAS-UK members to apply to claim income tax relief on annual membership subscriptions.

If you are a member and would like to claim tax relief please follow this link, which contains instructions on how to apply.

Please note: The association will appear on the list of approved bodies, however there may be a short delay before HMRC staff receive notification of the approved status. If members wish to obtain a deduction for their annual subscription before the list is updated on Gov.UK. Therefore, in the interim, members should explain when contacting HMRC that the Association has only recently been approved and quote the Head Office reference number: T1644/14/2017


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