How to treat certain expenses and benefits provided to employees during coronavirus (COVID-19)

by | Jan 26, 2021

The guidance on taxable expenses and benefits when they are paid to employees because of coronavirus and how to report them to HMRC has been updated to confirm that if an employer is providing antigen testing kits to employees, outside of the government’s national testing scheme, either directly or by purchasing tests that are carried out by a third party, no Income Tax or Class 1A National Insurance contributions will be due.

Similarly, employers and their employees will not be liable to any Income Tax or National Insurance contributions, where an employee receives money from their employer for obtaining a test.

See: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-treat-certain-expenses-and-benefits-provided-to-employees-during-coronavirus-covid-19?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_source=63809c59-6cfa-4203-8c3e-750bffaec261&utm_content=daily#coronavirus-covid-19-tests

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