Deduct subscriptions to fitness & sports clubs
Easiness to justifyAverage amount deducted500-1000€ per yearFrequency1-2x per year
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.