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When Should A Business Register For VAT?
All traders – whether sole traders, partnerships, or limited companies – are obliged to register to charge and pay VAT once annual sales reach a pre-set annual threshold. This threshold remains at £85...
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Workplace Pension Contributions Rise Takes Effect
An increase in the minimum contributions employers and their staff must pay into their automatic enrolment workplace pension scheme took effect from 6 April 2019. From that date, the employer minimum ...
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Tax Planning To Minimise The High Income Child Benefit ...
The substantial increase in the higher rate threshold to £50,000 is good news for many taxpayers. However, that same figure is the point at which child benefit starts being clawed back and there has b...
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Taxation Of Dividend Payments In 2019/20
Traditional advice would then be to extract any additional profits from the company in the form of dividends. Where dividends fall within the basic rate band (now £37,500) the rate continues to be 7.5...
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Reporting Expenses And Benefits For 2018/19
Where employees were provided with taxable benefits and expenses in 2018/19, these must be notified to HMRC. The reporting requirements depend on whether the benefits were payrolled or not. Benefits n...
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Family companies – Optimal Salary For 2019/20
For personal and family companies it can be beneficial to extract some profits in the form of a salary. Where the individual does not have the 35 qualifying years necessary to qualify for the full sin...
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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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Alextra Easter Egg Collection
Alextra Accountants have entered in the Easter spirit by arranging their own Easter Egg collection for the children at Leighton Hospital, part of the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, based...
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Employer Childcare Vouchers v Government Scheme
Employees who joined their employer’s childcare voucher or employer-supported childcare scheme before 4 October 2018 can remain in that scheme and benefit from the associated tax relief for as long as...
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Employees: Tax-Free Benefits To Keep Them Healthy
More than 25 million working days are lost annually due to work-related ill health matters, including the two leading causes of workplace absence, namely back injuries and stress, depression or anxiet...
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Importance Of Registering For Child Benefit Even If The...
Parents affected by the High-Income Child Benefit charge (HICBC) can be forgiven for thinking that there is no point is registering for child benefit if they are only going to have to give back everyt...
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Vacancy - Apprentice Receptionist / Admin Assistant
Job Summary: We require a confident and friendly person for a front of house role at our busy Accountants practice. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is eager to learn admin procedures ...
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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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Interest Relief For Renovation Or Development Costs
Often, when a property is purchased there is work to be done before it can be let out or sold. Where this work is financed by a mortgage or other loan, the way in which and the extent to which relief ...
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