NIM02020 - Class 1 NICs : Earnings of employees and office holders : Payments excluded from liability
Some payments of earnings may be excluded from liability for NICs. Regulation 25 of the Social Security (Contributions) Regulations 2001 and Schedule 3 to those Regulations provide that certain payments are to be disregarded in the calculation of earnings from employed earners employment for the purpose of earnings-related contributions.
The most common payments which fall to be excluded from earnings for Class 1 NICs purposes are :
- acceptable business expenses (see NIM05020)
- most payments in kind
- provision of services or other facilities
- provision of board or lodging.
But see NIM13000 for general principles in respect of Class 1A liability, as some payments which are excluded from liability for Class 1 NICs may attract a Class 1A liability.
Some payments in kind are not excluded from earnings for Class 1 NICs. These are mainly those detailed in Parts III, IV and V of Schedule 3 to the Social Security (Contributions) Regulations 2001.