Fuel Allowance for Pensioners

T.C.
T.C. Registered, Tutor Posts: 1,448
Just a quick question: Does anyone know if fuel allowance is taxable? Thanks.

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  • Monsoon
    Monsoon FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071 ? ? ?
    Educated guess: no
  • Rozzi Rainbow
    Rozzi Rainbow Registered Posts: 465
    I agree with Monsoon, we never include it on pensioners' tax returns.
  • T.C.
    T.C. Registered, Tutor Posts: 1,448
    That's great. I have not included it in the tax return, but then has second-thoughts on it. Thanks for your advice.
  • Monsoon
    Monsoon FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071 ? ? ?
    T.C. wrote: »
    That's great. I have not included it in the tax return, but then has second-thoughts on it. Thanks for your advice.

    It's something they give to everyone as soon as they hit a certain age. Majority of those people won't be in self assessment, it's defnintely not taxed at source.

    Now I'm at a PC not on my mobile.....

    http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/eimanual/eim76100.htm
    EIM76100 - Social security benefits: list of non-taxable social security benefits
    Part 10 ITEPA 2003

    UK social security benefits specified at Table B Parts 1 and 2 at Section 677(1) ITEPA 2003 are wholly exempt from tax.

    The following benefits are not taxable. The benefits are described at the paragraphs mentioned below:

    * Attendance Allowance
    * Back to Work Bonus (see EIM76223)
    * Bereavement Payment (see EIM76171), replaced Widow's Payment from 9 April 2001
    * Child Benefit
    * Child's Special Allowance
    * Child Tax Credit
    * Cold Weather Payments, see also Winter Fuel payment
    * Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities
    * Constant Attendance Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit below
    * Disability Living Allowance
    * Income related Employment and Support Allowance (see EIM76186)
    * Exceptionally Severe Disablement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit below
    * Guardian's Allowance
    * Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities
    * Incapacity Benefit for first 28 weeks of entitlement, taxable thereafter (see EIM76180)
    * Income Support, certain payments (see EIM76190)
    * Industrial Injuries Benefit, a general term covering industrial injuries pension, reduced earnings allowance, retirement allowance, constant attendance allowance and exceptionally severe disablement allowance
    * Invalidity Benefit, replaced by Incapacity benefit from April 1995 but still payable where invalidity commenced before April 1995.
    * In-work credit
    * In-work emergency discretion fund payment
    * In-work emergency fund payment
    * Maternity Allowance, see EIM76361
    * Payments out of the Social Fund to people on a low income to help with maternity expenses, funeral costs, financial crises and as community care grants. The fund also makes interest-free loans.
    * Pensioner's Christmas Bonus
    * State Pension credit
    * Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above
    * Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above
    * Return to work credit, including the self-employment credit
    * Severe Disablement Allowance
    * War Widow's pension, see EIM76103
    * Winter Fuel payment
    * Working Tax Credit.
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