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Tax Credits Technical Manual

Income: Employment income rules - Specific payments and benefits in kind excluded from employment income for tax credit purposes: Meal Vouchers

The Tax Credits (Definition and Calculation of Income) Regulations 2002, Reg. 4(4), Table 1 (Item 8).

Value of meal vouchers issued to the claimant as an employee, if the conditions of section 89 of ITEPA 2003 are satisfied.

 

Note: With effect from 6 April 2017 the way in which many salary sacrifice and benefit in kind schemes are taxed will change, which means that some tax credit claimants will see an increase in their taxable income.

For the purposes of tax credits, where one of these schemes is in operation the taxable income figure should be used.