Until 5 April 2016, employers were required to apply for a dispensation agreement from HMRC if they did not provide benefits in kind but reimbursed expenses to their employees that were not taxable such as business mileage. Businesses needed to apply in writing, letting HMRC know that they would not put reimbursed expenses onto P11d forms or would not be submitting them at all.
Since April 2016, dispensation agreements were removed and only benefits in kind need to be declared to HMRC.
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