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Categories explained: Staff Entertaining ๐ŸŽŸ๐Ÿฅค๐Ÿฟ
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Written by Steven Anderson
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Your company can host an annual event as a tax-free benefit to your employees providing they meet certain conditions. The costs may include things like food and drink or tickets to a gig. Check the tax information section to see how much you can claim per employee.

What's included

Admission tickets in relation to a specific event you put on for the whole company - Remember you are allowed to invite a partner along as well.

The costs can include food, drink, tickets to events, accommodation and a taxi fare home.

Could be a Christmas party or annual BBQ.

What's not included

If you go over the allocation on the event, then the whole amount is considered a benefit in kind.

Client Entertaining should be categorised separately.

Shouting drinks after work for employees.

How is it taxed?

You can claim ยฃ150 (including VAT) per head on a Christmas party or annual staff event as a tax-free benefit. Your employees are also allowed to invite a partner which gives you ยฃ300 to play with.

Don't forget you're allowed to spend more on the event obviously, but just keep in mind the amount over ยฃ150 per head will be treated as a benefit in kind and taxed accordingly.

Tax tips

Unless it is the annual staff party make sure you check the trivial benefit rules before reporting onto your PSA/P11D.

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