Tax treatment of Social Security Benefits

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Legislation will be introduced in Finance Bill 2018/19 to clarify the income tax treatment of 9 social security benefits. The tax treatment of these benefits will be legislated for as follows:

* Young Carer Grant, Best Start Grant, Funeral Expense Assistance and Discretionary Housing Payments, payable under the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018, will be legislated for as tax exempt.
* Carer’s Allowance Supplement payable under the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 will be legislated to confirm the payments are taxable.
* Discretionary Support Scheme payable under the Discretionary Support Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016, will be legislated for as tax exempt.
* Council Tax Reduction Scheme payable under the Local Government Finance Act 1992 will be legislated for as tax exempt.
* Discretionary Housing Payments payable under the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000 will be legislated for as tax exempt.
* Flexible Support Fund payable under the Employment and Training Act 1973 will be legislated for as tax exempt.

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Added By: Sue Taylor on 01st Nov 2018 - 14:16
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