Gender Recognition

Treasury written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Hugh Bayley Hugh Bayley NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation, NATO Parliamentary Assembly (President)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer

(1) what progress has been made by his Department in implementing the commitment contained in the Government's action plan for transgender equality to improve guidance for employers and customers for the implications of gender reassignment for tax purposes;

(2) if he will issue guidance for employers and customers for people who do not wish to be identified for tax purposes as a particular gender.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary

The gender of customers is needed by HMRC to fulfil their statutory duty of confidentiality to confirm customers' identities.

HMRC will publish updated PAYE guidance for employers with transgender employees in the Employer Further Guide to PAYE (booklet CWG2) and in web guidance when both are updated on 6 April 2014. Guidance for customers will be made available at the same time.

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