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Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003

Section 269: Exemption where benefits or money obtained in connection with taxable car or van or exempt heavy goods vehicle

1097.This section exempts from charge by virtue of Chapter 4 of Part 3 both non-cash vouchers and credit-tokens used for expenditure on taxable cars or vans, or on exempt heavy goods vehicles.

1098.Subsection (1) sets out the exemption. It derives from sections 157(3)(b), 159AA(3)(b) and 159AC(3)(b) of ICTA.

1099.Subsection (2) qualifies the exemption by reference to the provisions of section 149 (benefit of car fuel treated as earnings) where what is obtained is fuel for a car.

1100.Subsections (3) and (4) provide definitions of terms used in the section and make clear the tax year for which the car, van or heavy goods vehicle is taxable or exempt. See Note 33 in Annex 2.

1101.The definition of how a heavy goods vehicle is “exempt” for the purposes of this section ensures that the exemption applies where the employee is in lower-paid employment. This is a minor change to the law. See Change 43 in Annex 1.

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