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Posted Tue, 11 Jan 2022 17:15:19 GMT by Simon
I'm a theatre performer who was inevitably out of work during the beginning of the pandemic, and applied for and managed to secure a £2,000 one-off grant to help me pay for my daily living, while not receiving any income from employment. There were only a limited number of possible recipients for the grant, so I was in effect 'competing' against other applicants for the money. I was and am currently still on Universal Credit. I can't seem to find any information on whether this specific type of money is taxable, and whether I should be including it on my return? Or is it the same rule for all types of grants?
Posted Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:26:54 GMT by HMRC Admin 19

You would need to contact the person who gave you the grant to see if this is classed as taxable income or not.

You can find general guidance here:

Reporting coronavirus (COVID-19) grants and support payments

Thank you.

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