REPORTING BENEFITS IN KIND AND SHARES ISSUED TO EMPLOYEES AND DIRECTORS

It’s that time of year again when the annual return of benefits in kind and expenses paid on behalf of directors and employees needs to be made to HMRC.

Unless the employer holds a dispensation, this includes expenses such as travel and subsistence that are reimbursed to employees and directors.

Note however that from 2016/17 the employer will no longer need such a dispensation if the expenses are wholly, exclusively and necessarily incurred in the performance of the individuals’ duties.

Remember also that whenever companies issue shares to employees and directors they need to consider whether or not an entry needs to be made on the end of year HMRC Form 42. This form is used to report events relating to shares and securities obtained by reason of employment and needs to be submitted online by 7 July following the end of the tax year. As usual we can assist you on complying with these reporting requirements.

 

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