Employment Lawyers Can Answer Your Employment Law Questions
Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
Can I just check, when did you accept the offer?
OK no problem.
Thank you. I will get back to you with my answer as soon as I can, which will be at some point today. The system will notify you when this happens. Please do not reply in the meantime as this may unnecessarily delay my response. Many thanks.
Many thanks for your patience. You are extremely unlikely to be able to argue that this is not a taxable payment – it is a payment due under contract and any contractual payments are subject to tax. HMRC is certainly not going to let this one pass easily and they are not known for being lenient with tax rules!
I appreciate this may not be the answer you were hoping for but it is the legal position and I hope that it at least clarifies where you stand?
All the best