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HMRC concedes relaxation on receipts for truckers’ overnight allowances

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The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has reported a significant concession wrung from HMRC on overnight allowances for lorry drivers. New guidance from HMRC now confirms that drivers won’t have to produce receipts totalling the exact amount payable under the overnight allowance; and that other means of recording expenses, such as digital photographs on a smartphone, will be acceptable evidence to support a claim.

RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett, commented: ‘This is a significant victory for the RHA’s campaign against this unnecessary piece of bureaucracy. HMRC has listened to our arguments, and although we still believe this is still too complex, we do now have a working factsheet that our members and HMRC advice staff will be able to understand so the new taxation regime can be more easily managed.’

Issue: 1368
Categories: News