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Deduct subscriptions to fitness & sports clubs

Tax audit risk

Easiness to justify
Average amount deducted€ 500-1000 per yearFrequency1-2x per year
Deducted by15% of independentsRecommended by0% of independentsDo you deduct this expense?Would you recommend this expense?

It is not recommended to deduct your gym subscription as an independent.

It is indeed a well-known trap for tax auditors.

In Belgium, deducting your subscription to your sports club like BASIC-fit, Aspria, or any other one, is not easy: the link with your profession as an independent must be proven. Unless you are yourself a sports professional, it will be hard to prove.

Can you really say that you use this subscription to increase or maintain your professional income? It is not enough to say that sports activity allows you to perform better in the professional world 😉.

A solution to deduct it exists if you really want it.

However, there is potentially a way to deduct (partially – at 50%, in hospitality costs) this cost if you are able to prove that you are using this subscription to meet professionals.

A risky game anyway.

Christophe MeestersChristophe MeestersAccountant & Tax Advisor, founder of Meesters Accountants

Expert’s advice

Some sport clubs, such as Aspria, combine "coworking" and "networking" offers with the so-called "classic" fitness offers. If you can prove that you use these facilities to receive or invite prospects, suppliers or customers, this could be an interesting basis for (partially) deducting your subscription. Please note that in the event of an audit, it may be necessary to prove that specific appointments have been obtained thanks to this expenditure.

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