HMRC plays Secret Santa: Here’s the Christmas tax breaks you may not know about…

December 18, 2018 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

The season of giving is upon us once more, and lo and behold, at this time of year, even HMRC gets in on the goodwill act. 

There are a number of small Christmas tax breaks available to businesses on festive gifts and celebrations,

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Is the Christmas party tax-free?

November 19, 2018 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

Although the tax legislation contains an exemption to prevent employees from suffering a benefit-in-kind tax charge on the staff Christmas party, the exemption is limited in scope and application. It is unwise to assume that there will be no tax to pay – without proper planning, an unwanted tax charge may accompany the post-party hangover.

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Tax-free Christmas Parties

December 06, 2017 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

Moderation in all things is the taxman’s motto when it comes to tax-free Christmas parties. The tax legislation allows employees and their guests to enjoy a Christmas party or similar annual function without suffering a benefits in kind tax charge – as long as the event is reasonably modest. In this regard, this means the cost per head is not more than £150.

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There ain’t no Christmas party like a tax exempt Christmas party!

November 20, 2014 | by blog editor | No comments

Ah yes, the Christmas party season is here again and it's time to join in the festive spirit and dust off your dancing shoes for the annual work Christmas 'do':

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