Get a handle on staff entertainment expenses

Get a handle on staff entertainment expenses

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When organising parties and events for your employees, it’s important that these are open to all of your staff and that the costs you incur are reasonable.

Several recent media reports suggest that Revenue are scrutinising staff entertainment expenses to check whether businesses are complying with Benefit-in-Kind rules. The issue affects events like department lunches, retirement parties, Christmas parties and staff sports days.

What does Revenue say about these events?

Revenue acknowledges that employers may wish to provide seasonal parties, special occasions meals or other inclusive events for their employees and says that “a taxable BIK will not be treated as arising where the expenses are reasonable, and the event is open to all employees.”

Where staff entertainment expenses are paid for by an employer but the events in question are only open to some employees, workers could be liable for BIK.

For more information on the taxation of staff entertainment expenses, see Revenue’s

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