Personal tax - Employee benefits and expenses


This can be a really tricky subject for many businesses. Without using the right documents, the Taxman is sure to come down hard


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Employee travel expenses policySince 6 April 2016 responsibility for determining whether business expenses reimbursed to employees and directors are exempt of tax and NI rests with the employer. Therefore, it's good practice to have a travel expenses ... Read more
20 Apr 2018
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Employee - provision of home telephone policyIf one or more of your employees work from home and need a landline phone for work purposes, you might agree to provide the equipment and pay the rent and call charges. HMRC may argue that a benefit in kin... Read more
19 Feb 2018
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Employee loan recordA taxable benefit may arise where a director or employee is provided with a loan, either interest free or at a favourable rate of interest. Use this document to calculate what, if anything, you need to declare to HMRC.Important to... Read more
29 Mar 2016
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Employee equipment allowanceWhere your employees use personally owned or rented equipment for work, you can reimburse them the business element of their costs tax and NI free. Quantifying the amount you can pay without having to apply PAYE can be tri... Read more
15 Dec 2015
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Form
Employee expenses claim formWhere an employee or director claims expenses from your business you should ask them to provide details for your accounting and tax records. The need to keep recordsEach employee who claims business expenses over the year ... Read more
16 Jun 2015
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Policy
Employees using their own cars for business policyIf employees use their own vehicles for business journeys, you should have a company policy which spells out the situation regarding insurance, parking and mileage rates at which you will reimburse th... Read more
08 Jan 2013
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Employee expenses policyFrom 6 April 2016 responsibility for determining whether business expenses reimbursed to employees and directors are exempt of tax and NI rests with the employer. To aid with this it's good practice to have an expenses policy i... Read more
01 Sep 2010
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Miscellaneous
Mobile phone declarationThe old rule was that you could have as many mobile phones as you liked, tax and NI free. Now it's down to one per employee. If you have more than one, you will need to declare which one is to be your tax-exempt phone.Choose yo... Read more
01 Sep 2010
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Employee loan agreementTo avoid a payment to an employee/director being treated (and taxed) as additional salary, you could reclassify it as a fixed-rate loan. What documentation will HMRC need to be convinced about this?Inexpensive financeThe income ... Read more
15 Dec 2009
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Policy
Employees' incidental overnight expenses policyIf an employee has to stay away overnight on business, there are some tax and NI-free expense payments you can make. To achieve this you'll need to have a company policy in place to avoid an employee claim... Read more
05 Oct 2009