Employment taxes

Employment taxes guidance:

Produced in partnership with Jenny Wheater of Duane Morris LLP [insert date of letter] This document summarises certain changes to the contractual terms and conditions of...

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This Practice Note sets out the details of the apprenticeship levy, which is payable by certain employers from 6 April 2017. The levy is charged at a rate of 0.5% of an...

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Contributed by Chris Coulston and Harry Stead, Deloitte LLP The funding of defined benefit pension schemes and the volatility and risk associated with these schemes has...

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Authorised payments v unauthorised payments A pension scheme that has registered with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) benefits from favourable UK tax treatment. Broadly, this...

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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES TO UK REGISTERED PENSION SCHEMES What is a benefit crystallisation event? Under the UK’s registered pension scheme regime (for more information...

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Bonuses can be a very effective tool to motivate and retain employees while allowing businesses to control wage costs. In certain sectors and industries (eg the financial...

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Produced in partnership with Vaneeta Khurana of EY LLP [Insert client’s address] Income tax treatment of staff entertainment and gifts to employees and directors 1...

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Convertible securities are: • employment-related securities (see: What is an employment-related security?) • with the capacity to convert into securities of a different...

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This note explains the income tax treatment of convertible securities. The definition of convertible securities is set out in Convertible securities—definition. The basic...

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Corporation tax deduction for costs incurred in setting up and operating employee share schemes Costs incurred in setting up and operating an employees’ share scheme may...

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An employing company is entitled to corporation tax relief, under a specific set of rules in the Corporation Tax Act 2009 (CTA 2009), in relation to: • the acquisition of...

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What is disguised remuneration? HMRC has, for many years, sought to ensure that the rewards gained from employment are properly subject to income tax and National...

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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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One of the criticisms of the disguised remuneration legislation, introduced as Part 7A of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 by Finance Act 2011, was that it...

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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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An earn-out is a particular way of structuring the consideration payable for the acquisition of shares in a company (the Target) where at least part of the price is to be...

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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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Overview of potential IHT charges It is important when establishing or operating an employee benefit trust (EBT) that the potential for Inheritance Tax (IHT) charges to...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The EU Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) was published in the EU official journal on 19 June 2018 and came into force on 9 July 2018. The...

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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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Archived: The ability to offer tax-favoured employee shareholder shares or ESS (commonly used in private equity company arrangements) has been removed. The government...

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This Practice Note has been written by Anne Redston, Barrister. It is her personal view; she is not authorised to speak for the Tribunals Service or the judiciary....

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