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Professional Athlete Tax Checklist

31 July 2020

Will Sinclair, Partner, Business Services |
William Tuffley, Partner, Business Services |

Are you a professional athlete?

If so, you will know tax time can be complicated in this line of work. Athletes have specific and common expenses incurred in the process of achieving their professional sporting goals, but knowing how to account for them can be a minefield.

This is why our specialist sporting industry advisers have prepared a practical and easy-to-use checklist, so you can quickly categorise these common expenses into deductible versus non-deductible items.

This checklist will assist professional athletes in knowing what can and can't be claimed on tax, including:

  • Self-education expenses
  • Health and fitness
  • Training, reasearch material, internet and phone expenses
  • Work-related uniform expenses
  • Travel expenses
  • Car expenses
  • Professional services expenses
  • And other non-professional sports deductions

Please complete the form to access our Professional Athlete Tax Checklist (3.89MB pdf). The checklist will be sent via email so it's important to check the email you provide for any errors.

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If you are interested in learning more, download our free checklist and get in touch with a BDO Sports Adviser today.