ATT calls for extension to tax-free treatment of employee Covid-19 testing

Released 11 January 2021

The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) is calling for tax exemptions for employer-funded coronavirus antigen tests to be extended beyond 5 April 2021.

While the Government has confirmed that, where an employer pays for or reimburses an employee for an antigen test this will not be treated as a taxable benefit, the exemptions are only temporary and are set to expire on 5 April 2021. The ATT believes the exemptions should be extended until at least 5 April 2022.

Further information can be found at https://www.att.org.uk/technical/news/att-calls-extension-tax-free-treatment-employee-covid-19-testing.

View the ATT Budget Representation on Covid-19 testing.

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