Income Tax (Benefits in Kind) (Exemption for Employment Costs resulting from Disability) Regulations 2002

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2002/1596

2002 No. 1596

INCOME TAX

The Income Tax (Benefits in Kind) (Exemption for Employment Costs resulting from Disability) Regulations 2002

Made 18th June 2002

Laid before the House of Commons 18th June 2002

Coming into force 9th July 2002

The Treasury, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 155ZB of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 19881, hereby make the following Regulations:

S-1 These Regulations may be cited as the Income Tax (Benefits in...

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Income Tax (Benefits in Kind) (Exemption for Employment Costs resulting from Disability) Regulations 2002 and shall come into force on 9th July 2002.

S-2 In these Regulations— “the Access to Work programme” means the...

2. In these Regulations—

(a) “the Access to Work programme” means the programme known by that name and provided in pursuance of arrangements made by or on behalf of the Secretary of State under section 2 of the Employment and Training Act 19732, in Scotland, made under section 2(3) of the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 19903or, in Northern Ireland, made by or on behalf of the Department of Employment and Learning under section 1 of the Employment and Training (Northern Ireland) Act 19504; and

(b) any reference to a section, without more, is to that section of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.

S-3 There shall be exempted from section 154 any benefit which...

3. There shall be exempted from section 1545any benefit which satisfies each of the following conditions.

Condition 1

The benefit is provided to a disabled employee.

Condition 2

The main purpose of providing the benefit is to enable the employee to perform the duties of his employment.

Condition 3

The benefit consists in the provision of a hearing aid or other equipment, services or facilities, excepting any excluded benefit within the meaning in section 155ZA6and Regulations made under that section.

Condition 4

The benefit is provided under, or within the terms of the provisions of, the Disability Discrimination Act 19957, the Access to Work programme, or any other statutory provision or arrangements, whether or not the employer has any legal duty to provide the benefit.

Condition 5

The benefit is made available to the employer’s employees generally on similar terms (which include terms identical to Conditions 1 to 4).

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