Offsetting annual gym membership

You are eligible for a reimbursement for your annual gym membership. This reimbursement does not cover all your expenses, but the use of your gross income means you benefit from a tax advantage.

How does it work?

With this regulation, Leiden University will offset your annual gym membership against your gross income (salary, holiday allowance or end-of-year bonus). With the tax-free reimbursement, gross income is converted into a net reimbursement and you thus benefit from a tax advantage.

Please note

  • Only the cost of an annual membership that has been taken out in the current year entitles you to a maximum reimbursement amount of € 264.40.
  • The use of monetary sources can have consequences for social security payments. Read more about this in the Terms of Employment Individual Choices Model under Consequences of and restrictions to participation in tax regulations.

Terms and Conditions

The reimbursement only applies to a subscription for the University Sports Centre or Fit for Free.

More about the possibilities at the University Sports Centre
More about the possibilities at the Fit for Free

Application deadlines

Applications to offset your annual gym membership (form and proof of payment) must:

  • be submitted by 30 April at the latest if you wish to use your holiday pay;

  • be submitted by 30 November at the latest if you wish to use your gross salary or annual bonus.

Applying

You can apply for the reimbursement via Self Service.

Tip: ensure that your proof of payment is already available in digital format (for example, a scan of it) when you fill in the application form. This will make the procedure easier.

Last Modified: 11-07-2016