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HM Treasury publishes response to call for evidence in respect of taxation of employee expenses

1st December 2017

HM Treasury has recently published its response to the call for evidence in respect of the Taxation of employee expenses. haysmacintyre responded to the call for evidence, presenting the views of our clients concerning employee expenses.

The next steps for HM Revenue & Customs are to:

  • consult in 2018 on extending the scope of tax relief currently available to employees (and the self-employed) for work-related training costs
  • remove the requirement for employers to check receipts when making payments to employees for subsistence using benchmark scale rates from April 2019
  • place the existing concessionary accommodation and subsistence overseas scale rates on a statutory basis from April 2019
  • work with external stakeholders to explore possible improvements to the guidance on employee expenses, particularly on travel and subsistence, and the process for claiming tax relief on non-reimbursed expenses

If you should have any questions concerning the call for evidence of matters relating to your employee expense procedures then please do not hesitate in contacting Nick Bustin, Director of Employment Tax on 020 7969 5578 or your usual haysmacintyre adviser.