Subsistence expenses – How to use the benchmark scale rate

October 02, 2018 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

The option to pay employees flat rate subsistence expenses tax-free can be an attractive one; the employees are clear on what expenses will be paid, and the employer is saved the work involved in reimbursing the actual amounts incurred.

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Claiming tax relief for employment expenses

September 27, 2017 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

In most cases, employees will be able to claim back any expenses that they incur in doing their job from their employer. However, where the employer will not reimburse the employee’s expenses, there may be tax relief to be had.

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Keeping the Christmas party tax-free

December 16, 2016 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

The Christmas party is an annual tradition for many companies, but the frivolities would be somewhat reduced if the employees are left with a tax bill as a reminder of the evening. So what can be done to ensure that the Christmas party remains tax-free?

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Paying subsistence expenses using benchmark rates

December 06, 2016 | by Sian Kelly | No comments
The old dispensation regime came to an end on 5 April 2016 to be replaced with a new statutory exemption for qualifying paid and reimbursed expenses. The new exemption applies for 2016/17 and later tax years.
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What can employees claim tax relief on?

October 04, 2016 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

If you are an employee, you may spend your own money on things that are related to your job. Where this is the case, you may be able to claim tax relief.

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