CIPP Survey ? Employee Benefits and Expenses ? exemption for paid or reimbursed expenses

07 July 2014

Last week, when telling you about the extensive consultation exercise taking place over the summer following the Office of Tax Simplification’s (OTS) review of the Benefits and Expenses regime, we published the first survey which was looking at the abolition of the £8,500 threshold.

Now we have turned our attention to the consultation document considering replacing the dispensations regime with an exemption for qualifying expenses that are paid or reimbursed by employers.

The consultation gives further information about how an exemption would work, and we would like to hear from everyone with views or an interest in this subject including employers who currently have a dispensation or pay expenses, professional/ representative bodies, agents, payroll providers, and software developers.

The Policy team has created a survey based on the consultation document which should take no more than 20 minutes to complete. This is a fundamental change to the way expenses are currently treated and we would encourage you all to try and spare the time to complete this survey. Many thanks in advance to everyone who does get chance to complete the survey before it closes on Friday 15 August 2014.