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Did you know? Contact lenses are tax deductible

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Did you know that the provision of contact lenses is not taxable if your employer has to provide them for monitor or screen work.  The NIC legislation states that where an eye test result finds a general need for glasses, as well as a special prescription for VDU use, the employer should pay or reimburse the employee for the whole liability, including Class 1 NIC’s which arises on the amount which exceeds the VDU-related prescription.

If you regularly use a computer in your line of work, then you are able to claim the cost of the eye test as an allowable business expenses.

See links below for further information, or contact Rob@treeaccountancy.co.uk for expert tax help in Manchester:

https://www.gov.uk/expenses-and-benefits-medical-treatment/whats-exempt

https://www.gov.uk/hmrc-internal-manuals/national-insurance-manual/nim02145