TERMINATION PAYMENT CHANGES DELAYED TO 2020
HMRC have announced that the changes to the national insurance (NIC) treatment of termination payments and sporting testimonials have been delayed to 6 April 2020.
From 6 April 2020 Employer class 1A NIC will become payable on termination payments in excess of £30,000 and on sporting testimonials that exceed £100,000 (lifetime limit). The changes are intended to align the NIC treatment with the treatment for income tax although there is no NIC liability for the employee on such payments.
Whether or not the £30,000 exemption applies on termination of employment is a complex area and specialist advice should be obtained.
FURTHER INFORMATION OR ADVICE:
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