Offsetting union fees

You are eligible for an allowance for your union fees. This allowance 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 union fees against your gross holiday allowance or end-of-year bonus. With the tax-free allowance, gross income is converted into a net allowance and you thus benefit from a tax advantage.

Please note

  • The choice made only applies to the current calendar year. You therefore have to make this choice each year.
  • The allowance is only for the union fee for the current calendar year.
  • The use of monetary sources may 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.

Application deadlines

Applications to offset union fees (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 end-of-year bonus.


You can apply for the allowance via Self Service.

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

Last Modified: 30-01-2012