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Is reimbursing a member of staff for the cost of course fees

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Is reimbursing a member of staff for the cost of course fees for a work related training course a taxable benefit, where some of the work is seen as benefiting the employee personally and so not wholly for work?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Tax
Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome to the site. Thank you for your question.

As a general rule reimbursing a member of staff for work related training course is not regarded as a taxable benefit, albeit not wholly and exclusive for business. Any training would result in an employee having a benefit beyond the workplace.

I hope this is helpful and answers your question.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Is that from the Income Tax Act?

Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 1 year ago.
This is from years of practice and dealing with company accounts.

I hope this is helpful.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your answer.


 


I understand, but is there a relevant provision in an Act which stipulates this?

Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 1 year ago.
I am sorry I can't refer you to a relevant provision in a Taxes Act which stipulates this.

I have been a recipient of training costs where I have also benefitted in addition to the benefit my employer had.

I hope this helps.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Is a taxable benefit part of the income tax? Is a taxable benefit a loan? Is it tax relief?

Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 1 year ago.
taxable benefit is regarded as earnings and subject to income tax. .. part of income tax
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Is there any situation where reimbursing staff for work related training would be a taxable benefit? What if a member of staff purchased a software licence needed for the course?

Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 1 year ago.
any associated costs would also not be a taxable benefit.

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