The following Personal Tax guidance note by Tolley provides comprehensive and up to date tax information covering:
Many employees are required to pay professional fees or subscriptions to trade bodies or institutes in order to carry out their jobs.
The tax treatment of these fees depends on whether or not:
Where the fees are paid to a qualifying body on or after 6 April 2017 and this amount is either paid or reimbursed by the employer, the exemption for reimbursed business expenses and benefits applies. This means that there is no need to report the cost to the employer on a form P11D and therefore no need for the employee to claim a deduction from taxable earnings on his Tax Return. See the Expenses and benefits matched by allowable deductions guidance note (subscription sensitive).
The tax treatment can be summarised as follows:
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