Employment Benefits

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 and, if the benefit is taxable, what is its taxable value?

In this factsheet, we give guidance on some of the main benefit in kind rules and outline some common types of benefits.

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Employer Supported Childcare

Employer Supported Childcare (ESC), 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. ESC, which allows a limited tax and NIC exemption for employer-contracted childcare and employer-provided childcare vouchers, has been very popular with both employers and employees alike.

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