How to pay your membership subscriptions and fees

Pay quickly and easily online

Your ICAS membership subscriptions and fees are due to be paid by 1 January every year. ICAS offers a range of different ways to pay, so you can find the one that suits you.

Direct debit

Direct Debit is the easy way to pay. If you have an eligible UK bank account, you can set up a Direct Debit today and enjoy peace of mind that your Annual Subscription will be paid on time, every year, in one convenient annual payment.

You can quickly and easily set up a Direct Debit for your fees at any time. If you wish to pay by Direct Debit for 2017, please ensure you do this before the start of December 2016.

Online by debit or credit card

You can use our secure online payment service to pay by credit or debit card after completing your Annual Return.

We accept most major card types, including American Express. However, American Express payments will incur a small additional fee.

Payment by telephone

If you are unable to pay with your credit or debit card using the online payment service, you can make payment over the phone.

Please telephone Central Registry on +44 (0)131 347 0314 between 9am and 5pm GMT, Monday to Friday.

Payment plans

If you are struggling to pay your Annual Subscription fees, ICAS can offer a number of payment plans. Please contact Central Registry for more information about arranging a payment plan with ICAS.

Other payment methods

If you receive your Annual Return and Renewal Notice by post, you may complete the card details on the back of the form and return it to us. Please note we cannot accept card details which have been sent to us in an email.

ICAS no longer accepts payment by cheque. If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact Central Registry.

Copy receipts

Once you have completed your Annual Return and paid any outstanding fees in full, you will receive a copy of your receipt by email.

If you require a copy of a receipt for payments made in previous years please contact Central Registry.


There is no VAT charged on ICAS membership subscription fees.

UK tax relief

Your annual subscription fees should be eligible for UK tax relief as a deduction from employment earnings or business profits. We have worked to ensure the receipt from the ICAS website is suitable for this purpose.

ICAS is approved for the purposes of section 201 of the Income and Corporation Taxes 1988. Accordingly, the whole of the annual subscription and regulatory fees are allowable for tax purposes, if paid by a member who qualifies under that section.

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