This factsheet considers the operation and reporting of employee expenses and benefits.
The exemption regime
An exemption may apply to the reporting of employee expenses on forms P11D as long as the necessary conditions are met. Under the exemption the business must satisfy itself that the employee would be entitled to full tax relief on the expenses reimbursed.
The government has introduced a tax incentive for childcare Tax-Free Childcare (TFC).
Under TFC the tax relief available is 20% of the costs of childcare up to a total of childcare costs of £10,000 per child per year.
From 1 April 2018, a new Land Transaction Tax (LTT) replaces Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in Wales. LTT is broadly consistent with SDLT, but also introduces some key changes. Here, we outline these.
Who pays the tax?
LTT is payable by the purchaser of residential or non-residential property in a land transaction occurring in Wales from 1 April 2018.
Over the coming years, the government will phase in its landmark Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative, which will see taxpayers move to a fully digital tax system.
In this factsheet we outline some of the key issues for individuals including the Personal Tax Account and Simple Assessment.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaced the existing Data Protection Act and applies from 25 May 2018.
The GDPR requires all organisations that deal with individuals living in a EU member state to protect the personal information belonging to those individuals and to have verified proof of such protection.
Employer supported childcare, commonly by way of childcare voucher, is for many employers and employees a tax and national insurance efficient perk. We consider the implications of this type of benefit on the employer and employee. This tax free benefit is being phased out from 4 October 2018.
Today the remuneration of many directors and employees comprises a package of salary and benefits.
Essentially two tests must be applied in determining the tax implications of any benefit.
- Is the benefit taxable?
- If the benefit is taxable, what is its taxable value?
How To Register As Self-Employed
If you’re carrying out work or earning money independently (i.e. not as an employee), you need to register as self-employed. You could be a plumber or electrician, someone who sells on eBay or Etsy, or a virtual assistant.