Tax Exemption for Recommended Medical Treatment of Employees
Demonstrate your commitment to your employees ...
Posted by Roger Eddowes on 30/03/2023 @ 8:00AM
The UK government has recently implemented a tax exemption for employees undergoing recommended medical treatment, providing financial relief and encouraging employers to support the health and well-being of their workforce ...
Remember to communicate the tax exemption to employees and educate them on its benefits!
The tax exemption applies exclusively to the cost of the recommended treatment, as prescribed by a qualified health professional. Other related expenses, such as transportation to and from the treatment location, are not covered under this exemption.
"A maximum of £500 per tax year can be claimed as tax-exempt for medical treatment expenses!"
There are numerous benefits for employees, chiefly financial relief. The tax exemption provides financial assistance for employees who require medical treatment, reducing their overall healthcare expenses. It also leads to improved well-being by encouraging employers to support employee health initiatives which can lead to a healthier and more productive workforce.
And there are benefits for employers too, including enhanced employee satisfaction. When you offer support for employee healthcare, it can increase job satisfaction and improve employee retention rates. A healthier workforce can lead to decreased absenteeism and increased productivity as well.
Include this tax exemption as part of the employee benefits package to demonstrate commitment to employee wellbeing and ensure that the company's HR and payroll departments are aware of the exemption and properly apply it when necessary.
"Communicate the tax exemption to employees and educate them on its benefits!"
The tax exemption for recommended medical treatment of employees can provide financial relief to employees and encourage employers to promote a healthier workforce. By taking advantage of this exemption, companies can demonstrate their commitment to employee well-being and potentially reduce absenteeism and increase productivity.
Treatments provided under a salary sacrifice arrangement or flexible remuneration package would not be applicable for this tax exemption.
Until next time ...
ROGER EDDOWES Business Godparent
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Roger trained at Edward Thomas Peirson & Sons in Market Harborough before working at Hartwell & Co, followed by Chancery, as a partner. He started Essendon Accounts and Tax with Helen Beaumont in 2014 as a general practitioner with a hands-on approach.
Roger loves getting his hands dirty, working with emerging, small-to-medium and family businesses to ensure they receive the best possible accountancy advice. Roger utilises an extensive network of business contacts to leverage the best guidance and practical solutions.
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