Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997

Expenses allowances.

[ITA67 s116; FA74 s86 and Sch2 PtI]

117.—(1) Subject to this Chapter, any sum paid in respect of expenses by a body corporate to any of its directors or to any person employed by it in an employment to which this Chapter applies shall, if not otherwise chargeable to income tax as income of that director or employee, be treated for the purposes of section 112 as a perquisite of the office or employment of that director or employee and included in the emoluments of that office or employment assessable to income tax accordingly; but nothing in this subsection shall prevent a claim for a deduction being made under section 114 in respect of any money expended wholly, exclusively and necessarily in performing the duties of the office or employment.

(2) The reference in subsection (1) to any sum paid in respect of expenses includes a reference to any sum put by a body corporate at the disposal of a director or employee and paid away by him or her.