What is taxable income

It is important to know what income is non-taxable and can be ignored for tax purposes. These pages explain which income is taxable and non-taxable.

You can also find out if you can claim any tax reliefs and whether you need to pay tax on any benefits in kind you receive.

This content applies to England

Explanation of income which is taxable, income which is tax free and income which is exempt from tax.

Information on tax reliefs, including which expenses employees can deduct from taxable earnings. The information does not cover self-employed people.

Information on fringe benefits, including which ones are tax-free and how common fringe benefits such as company cars, meals and relocation expenses are taxed.