Benefits - Relocating: What can the HMRC do to help? A Sage White Paper

At a time when interest rates are still relatively low and house prices still subdued in some areas, relocating may be an attractive proposition for some.

If relocating is a consequence of your employment and your employer has agreed to meet some or all of the expenses incurred, HMRC allow tax breaks on expenses up to a maximum of £8,000 given certain conditions are met.

If an employer has paid for or reimbursed their employee for relocation expenses incurred and those expenses fall under the heading ‘Qualifying Expenses’ these will be deemed free of tax up to a maximum threshold of £8000. In order for a relocation expense to be categorised as a ‘Qualifying Expense’ it will need to meet four sets of qualifying conditions:

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