If you are an employer who provides benefits or expenses to your employees, directors or members of their family or household then you should be aware of the P11D submission deadline of 6 July 2021 for the tax year 2020/21.
You must submit an end-of-year report to HMRC for each employee you have provided with expenses or benefits in the tax year ending 5 April.
Generally speaking, any items the company pays for and that the employee, director or member of their family or household benefits from need to be included on the P11D form. Examples of expenses and benefits that need to be reported to HMRC are:
Certain business expenses are exempt, including:
The employee or director’s ‘family or household’ is defined as:
The employer is liable for Class 1A National Insurance Contributions on the taxable value of most of the benefits at a rate of 13.8% for the year ended 5 April 2021.
P11Ds must be submitted to HMRC before 6 July 2021. Also, by this date employers must have given employees a copy of the information on the forms and told HMRC the total amount of Class 1A National Insurance owed (this is on form P11D(b)).
If this deadline is not met, HMRC can impose penalties. Different penalties apply to each form as follows:
This liability needs to be paid by 19 July 2021 and late payments will be subject to an interest charge at a rate of 2.6% per annum.
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