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Alextra Accountants
Are You Paying The Minimum Wage?
The National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) increased from 1 April 2019. From that date, the NLW, payable to workers aged 25 and over, is set at £8.21 per hour. Workers under the ag...
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Capital Allowances - Write Off Small Pools
Businesses which are not using the cash basis can claim capital allowances for capital items that are used in the business, such as plant and machinery, tools and equipment, and so on. Where the annua...
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Is Tax Payable On Tips?
The question of whether tips and gratuities are taxable and subject to National Insurance Contributions (NICs) often results in a lively debate. Broadly, their treatment will depend on how they are pa...
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Rent-a-Room: Can You Benefit?
Rent-a-room relief was introduced to encourage people to let spare rooms in their own home in order to increase the supply of low-cost rental accommodation. In return, the recipient is able to earn up...
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Year-End Tax Planning Tips
As the end of the 2018/19 tax year approaches, it is worthwhile taking time for some last-minute tax planning. Here are some simple tips that may save you money.   1. Preserve your personal allowance...
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The CGT Annual Exemption – Use It Or Lose It!
Capital gains tax (CGT) is normally paid when an item is either sold or given away. It is usually paid on profits made by selling various types of assets including properties (but generally not a main...
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Wear It Pink - Helping To Save Lives
Our office is awash with the colour pink today in aid of Breast Cancer Now's - Wear It Pink Day.Wear It Pink is a great way to raise funds that go towards making life saving research happen. We will b...
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Rewarding Staff Suggestions In A Tax-Free Manner
Many organisations operate a staff suggestion scheme and reward employees where a suggestion is adopted which will benefit the organisation or save money. The tax system contains an exemption which al...
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Savings Income – How Is It Taxed?
The taxation of savings income can be complicated as there are various allowances and rates that come into play. However, most people are able to enjoy savings income tax-free. For these purposes, sav...
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Getting Ready For MTD For VAT
The start date for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT is fast approaching – from the start of your first VAT accounting period beginning on or after 1 April 2019, if you are a VAT registered business wi...
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