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How can you get a part of your Union contribution back?

30 September 2021

For a membership of De Unie pay your membership fee, just like for other trade unions. You can sometimes get a part of this amount back through a special tax arrangement. Not from De Uniebut from your employer. This person can settle the amount stated on our annual statement with your gross salary, which saves you tens of percentages of the contribution. Below we briefly explain how this settlement of your contribution works. Please note: not all employers cooperate with this, and they are often not obliged to do so. Settlement is therefore not always an option.

This is how the settlement works

You can request your annual statement from us every year. And did you receive it the previous year? Then you will receive it automatically. The annual statement states how much contribution you pay for twelve months of membership. Does your employer cooperate with the settlement? In that case, the latter deducts the amount on the annual statement from your gross monthly wage. As a result, you do not pay tax on it. How much money you save depends on the level of your income. But it can easily make a difference of tens of percent. If you have not received your annual statement, you can request it via this form.

Do employers have to cooperate?

Your employer is not obliged to settle your contribution, unless this is laid down in your collective labor agreement. Not sure if this is the case? Check with your employer.

Settlement with retroactive effect

In principle, you can only have your contribution settled over the current calendar year. But your employer may offer you the option to do this for previous years. In that case, please request an adjusted annual statement from us for the relevant period.

Part of the work-related costs scheme

The settlement of contribution is part of the Work Costs Scheme (WKR). This offers employers the opportunity to offer their employees certain allowances, settlements or extras, without paying tax on this. For example, pension agreements and a one-off payment in the event of death also fall under the WKR.
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More information

Do you have any questions about the settlement of your contribution, or do you want to request an adjusted annual statement? Please feel free to contact us. Our Service Center is available every working day from 8.00 am to 18.00 pm via and 0345 851 963.

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