If you work in town or city parking costs can be high.
So if your employer gives you a parking space its a big help.
There is a tax exemption (tax and NI) for parking facilities that are within a reasonable distance of where you work and its not restricted to on-site parking.
The parking space can also be used in the evenings and weekends and isn’t restricted to the nearest car park.
You can also use Salary Sacrifice.
See EIM 21685 for further details
So yes its tax free, so why is there any confusion?
Well a few years ago (2009), we had stories like….
Commuters who drive to work face a new ‘parking tax’ of up to £350 a year.Ministers are backing a ‘workforce parking levy’ which will come into force in Nottingham in 2012 – and is likely to be adopted across the country.
The pilot scheme will see firms with more than ten parking places for staff charged £250 a year for each, rising to £350 in two years.