Wage victims` pension plans are essentially the same as other victims` compensation plans in all respects, with the exception of the situation during unpaid supplementary maternity leave (AML) (weeks 27 to 52 of maternity leave, with the PMS normally having to be paid up to 39 weeks). In-kind benefits that attract the tax benefits and benefits of NICs when they are offered under a wage victim plan are now limited following the introduction of new rules in April 2017. Subject to exceptions, in-kind benefits (taxable or exempt) granted by wage victims are charged to the employer`s income tax and NIC on the highest amount of the wage sacrificed and the statutory equivalent of cash (if applicable). If the usual taxable value of the in-kind benefit is greater than the amount of the allowance, it is normally subject to Class 1A taxes and niCs. A regulation on wage victims should not lower a worker`s cash income below the national minimum wage rates (NMW). Employers must initiate proceedings to limit the deduction of wage losses and maintain NMW rates. There are transitional provisions for agreements in force before April 6, 2017 (although agreements take place after that date). Here, for income tax and the treatment of NICs, the following benefits are protected: an employee`s income and the NSC will be lower because of the reduced salary. This can have an impact on government benefits related to contributions or income. Contributory benefits include unemployment benefits, unemployment benefits and the state pension.
Maternity allowance is one of the benefits related to salary. For example, an employee`s employment contract provides for a base salary of $30,000 per year. The worker agrees with his employer that he will receive a salary of $27,400 per year and 52 child care vouchers with a face value of $50 each in the future. That would be a pay victim. One of the most common uses for salary victims is pension contributions. Other common types of inseparable benefits are work cycle systems and child vouchers (although these are being implemented).