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Visa fee clawback tax relief

Flid
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu May 09, 2019 10:08 am

Visa fee clawback tax relief

Postby Flid » Thu May 09, 2019 10:13 am

Hello.

My situation: when joining the last company, they payed my visa (Tier 2) fees, but put it into a clawback agreement. Now when I live the company, I pay all the money back.
I found that clawback might be considered a negative income and I can get a tax relief on that http://www.elexica.com/en/legal-topics/tax/100117-hmrc-guidance-on-bonus-clawback-arrangements

But the situation described there is different, there a person got a joining bonus, payed taxes, and then claimed the taxes back. In my case, I didn't pay anything directly, didn't pay any tax. If I payed the visa fees, I'd pay it from my taxed income.

Can I still claim the clawback amount as a negative income?

bd6759
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Joined: Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:26 pm

Re: Visa fee clawback tax relief

Postby bd6759 » Fri May 10, 2019 8:50 pm

If wasn't income that they gave to you, it isn't income that you are giving back.


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