Does DS giving me £40 per week for food and washing come under Rent a Room?

(11 Posts)
crepeyneck Fri 25-Sep-15 13:58:13

Anywhere I can officially check?

crepeyneck Fri 25-Sep-15 14:01:18

He is just about to move back home and not sure what to do.

Sockattack Fri 25-Sep-15 14:02:58

Look at the hmrc website and guidance

Ta1kinPeace Fri 25-Sep-15 14:05:14

if he is part of your family and contributing to the household , what has it to do with the tax man?

hellsbellsmelons Fri 25-Sep-15 14:05:42

You can take £4K for rent for your house per annum without having to pay tax.
How old is your DS?

Houseworkavoider Fri 25-Sep-15 14:06:17

What is rent a room?

Ta1kinPeace Fri 25-Sep-15 14:06:48

next year the rent a room allowance doubles
BUT
there are restrictions on family members claiming their rent as expenditure

Queenbean Fri 25-Sep-15 14:06:56

No it doesn't, you can accept £4250 without having to pay tax - check the gov.uk website

You're far below the threashold

Ta1kinPeace Fri 25-Sep-15 14:09:15

www.gov.uk/government/publications/rent-a-room-for-traders-hs223-self-assessment-helpsheet/hs223-rent-a-room-for-traders-2015

OldBloodCallsToOldBlood Fri 25-Sep-15 16:13:27

No, it doesn't. He's family. He's making a normal contribution to the running of the household. You wouldn't include a spouse under the rent a room scheme, so you wouldn't include a child either.

overthemill Fri 25-Sep-15 16:32:36

Payments made by family Memebers towards household expenses are not taken into account so you don't need to worry . Rent a room is so you can rent out your spare room to non family members

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