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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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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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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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Self-Assessment Payments On Account
As the self-assessment deadline looms, it is not only necessary to consider what might be owing for 2016/17, but also whether any payments on account towards the 2017/18 liability need to be made. Whe...
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SDLT – How Much Will You Pay?
Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) was the headline-grabbing measure in the Autumn Budget on 22 November 2017, with the announcement that first-time buyers will no longer have to pay SDLT on the first £300,00...
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Christmas Cheer
Moderation in all things is the taxman’s motto when it comes to tax-free Christmas parties. The tax legislation allows employees and their guests to enjoy a Christmas party or similar annual function ...
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Marriage Allowance
Recent press reports suggested that up to two million couples may be missing out on a valuable tax break – the marriage allowance. The marriage allowance was introduced from 6 April 2015 and allows ce...
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Autumn Budget November 2017
Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his first Autumn Budget under the new system he announced this time last year. The aim of the new system is for the Finance Bill, which is normally published af...
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Company Cars In 2017/18
Company cars are a popular benefit and are often something of a status symbol. But, they have also been an easy target for the taxman. Where a company car is available for private use, the employee is...
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Cash Basis Threshold Increased
The cash basis is a simpler way for smaller businesses to work out their taxable profit. Under the cash basis, profit is calculated by reference to cash in and cash out, rather than by reference to in...
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Making Tax Digital – Voluntary Pay As You Go
As well as the requirement to make a digital return and keep digital tax records, the Making Tax Digital (MTD) reforms introduce other changes to the way in which taxpayers interact with HMRC. One suc...
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Claiming Back Tax On A Small Pension Lump Sum
Where a pension lump sum is taken, it is possible that too much tax may have been paid. Where this is the case, a refund can be claimed. However, the mechanism for claiming the refund will depend on t...
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Making Tax Digital – Extending the cash basis
The cash basis is an easier way for smaller businesses to work out their taxable profit. Under the cash basis it is only necessary to take account of money in and money out. By contrast, under the tra...
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ISA Round Up
Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) offer an opportunity to build up tax-free savings income, subject to certain limits. For those looking to put money away in an ISA in 2017/18, there are new limits a...
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Reduced Pensions Annual Allowance For High Earners
The pensions annual allowance places a cap on tax relieved contributions, which can be made to a registered pension scheme for the pension input period. From 2016/17, the pension input period is align...
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