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Making Tax Digital Software - What Do You Need?
Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT went live on 1 April 2019. VAT registered businesses with VATable turnover above the VAT registration threshold of £85,000 are required to comply with the requirements...
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Stamp Duty Land Tax And First-Time Buyers
Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) is payable where you buy a property in England or Northern Ireland and the amount paid is more than a certain amount. SDLT does not apply in Scotland, where Land and Buildin...
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New Workplace Pension Limits From 6 April 2019 - Are Yo...
The amounts that employers and workers will be required to pay into workplace pensions has increased from 6 April unless the worker opts out. The new limits will be 5% from the worker and 3% from the ...
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1st April Marks The Launch of Making Tax Digital
Today, 1 April, marks the launch of HMRC’s flagship Making Tax Digital programme, designed to streamline tax administration, which requires 1.2m VAT registered businesses earning over £85,000 to keep ...
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Buy New Equipment Before 6 April!
Your business year end, not 5 April, is relevant for capital allowances purposes. If however you are running a business and your accounts are made up to to 31 March or 5 April, you should consider buy...
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Make The Most Of Your Allowances
The tax system contains a number of allowances which enable individuals to enjoy income and gains tax free. In seeking to maximise your tax-free income, it makes sense to take advantage of available a...
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Salary v Dividend For 2019/20
A popular profits extraction strategy for personal and family companies is to extract a small salary, taking further profits as dividends. Where this strategy is pursued for 2019/20, what level should...
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Working From Home – Claim Tax Relief For Your Expenses
An increasing number of employees work from home some or all of the time. Where they do so, they may be able to claim tax relief for the costs that they incur from working at home, regardless of wheth...
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Overdrawn Director’s Loan Accounts
In a personal or family company, the lines between the directors as individuals and the company are often blurred – the director may lend money to the company when cashflow is tight and the company ma...
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The Importance Of Keeping Good Business Records
To ensure that you pay the correct amount of tax and file correct tax returns with HMRC, it is vital that you keep complete and accurate records. This applies regardless of whether you are running a b...
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Inheritance Tax And Potentially Exempt Transfers
Aside from the annual exemption and the exemptions for particular gifts (such as those out of income or in consideration of marriage), it is possible to make gifts free of inheritance tax – as long as...
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Entrepreneurs’ Relief – What Do The Budget Changes Mean...
Ahead of the 2018 Budget there was some speculation that entrepreneurs’ relief may be scrapped. In the event, this did not happen. However, the relief made an appearance with the announcement of chang...
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Tax-Free Christmas Parties
Tax-free Christmas parties Although the tax legislation contains an exemption to prevent employees from suffering a benefit-in-kind tax charge on the staff Christmas party, the exemption is limited in...
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Autumn Budget 2018 - Summary
There was wide-ranging speculation in the run up to this year’s Budget, with experts predicting that, whilst Brexit and ending austerity would be the most prominent features, Chancellor Phillip Hammon...
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Do You Need To Register For VAT?
A business must register with HMRC for VAT if its VAT taxable turnover is more than the VAT registration threshold. This is currently £85,000 and will remain at this level until 31 March 2020. A busin...
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