Particular benefits: mobile telephones: exemption for 2006/07 onwards: overview
Section 319 ITEPA 2003 (as amended by Finance Act 2006)
For details on the rules for the taxation of mobile phones provided before 6 April 2006 - see EIM21780.
Changes to the exemption for 2006/07 onwards
With effect from 6 April 2006 there are several changes to the mobile phone exemption in Section 319 -
- the definition of a mobile phone is revised;
- the number of phones provided for private use is restricted to one;
- mobile phones provided to members of the employee’s family and household are excluded: and
- there is no longer the possibility of a tax charge arising under either Section 62 ITEPA 2003 (general earnings) or Chapter 4 of Part 3 of ITEPA (vouchers and credit tokens) on the provision of a mobile phone.
See EIM21779 for further details on these changes.