Employee benefit trusts

Employee benefit trusts guidance:

Private companies that implement share option schemes will often make use of 'exit-only' options, meaning that share options can only be exercised by participants when...

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In 2011, anti-avoidance legislation in the form of Part 7A of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (ITEPA 2003) was introduced to tackle arrangements aimed at...

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Introduction HMRC has, for many years, sought to ensure that the rewards gained from employment are properly subject to income tax and National Insurance contributions...

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The huge volume of legislation that comprises Part 7A of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (ITEPA 2003) (the disguised remuneration rules) was introduced by...

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Sections 554A–554AA of Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (ITEPA 2003) are referred to by HMRC as the ‘gateway’ to the disguised remuneration legislation (this...

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This Practice Note focuses on the meaning of a 'relevant step'. One of the requirements set out in the 'gateway' to the disguised remuneration rules (in section 554A of...

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Under the disguised remuneration rules, the value of the 'relevant step' counts as employment income. For the meaning of a relevant step, see Practice Note: Disguised...

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Employee benefit trusts (EBTs) are commonly used to support employees' share schemes and to provide other benefits to employees in the form of pensions and bonuses. Their...

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Employee benefit trusts (EBTs) are a type of discretionary trust which are primarily established to enable companies to provide shares, cash or other benefits to their...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: As originally announced at Autumn Budget 2017 and followed up by written statement after Spring Statement 2018, plus an announcement in Budget 2018,...

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Relevance of the takeover code to share acquisitions by an EBT It may be necessary to consult the Takeover Panel (Panel) in certain circumstances if the trustee of an...

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This Practice Note covers the application of the Investment Association (IA) remuneration principles to employee benefit trusts (EBTs). The principles are contained in...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: As originally announced at Autumn Budget 2017 and followed up by written statement after Spring Statement 2018, plus an announcement in Budget 2018,...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: As originally announced at Autumn Budget 2017 and followed up by written statement after Spring Statement 2018, plus an announcement in Budget 2018,...

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Disguised remuneration and share schemes HMRC has, for many years, sought to ensure that the rewards gained from employment are properly subject to income tax and...

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The disguised remuneration legislation was introduced in 2011 but has been further developed and extended by subsequent Finance Acts. It is intended to prevent the use of...

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