985C PAYE: payment by intermediary.
(1) Subject to subsection (2), where any payment of emoluments of an employee is made by an intermediary of the employer, the employer shall be treated, for the purposes of this Chapter and regulations made under this Chapter, as making a payment of such emoluments of an amount equal to the amount referred to in subsection (3).
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if the intermediary deducts income tax from the payment to the employee and accounts for it in accordance with this Chapter and regulations made under this Chapter.
(3) The amount referred to in this subsection is—
(a) if the amount of the payment made by the intermediary is an amount to which the recipient is entitled after deduction of any income tax, the aggregate of the amount of that payment and the amount of any income tax due, and
(b) in any other case, the amount of the payment made by the intermediary.
(4) For the purposes of this section, a payment of emoluments of an employee is made by an intermediary of the employer if it is made—
(a) by a person acting on behalf of the employer and at the expense of the employer or a person connected (within the meaning of section 10) with the employer, or
(b) by trustees holding property for any persons who include, or class of persons which includes, the employee.