Are my expenses likely to be taxable?

HM Revenue and Customs' rules are detailed and complex. There are exemptions, but, in general, expenses are treated as remuneration (i.e. taxed as earnings) unless a specific exemption applies.

Mileage allowance, paid in return for the use of one's own car during the course of employment, may attract taxation above a specified mileage or rate per mile (45p per mile for the first 10,000 miles and 25p per mile after that).

Reimbursement of relocation expenses on moving house as a result of a transfer of employment, above £8,000, may be taxable.

For further advice you should contact your local tax office.

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