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VAT Registration – Sooner Or Later?
Once a business is up and running, the next major administrative area to be faced often concerns the subject of VAT. At first glance, it looks complicated – not to mention time-consuming – particularl...
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Private Residence Relief And The Final Period Exemption
From a capital gains tax perspective, there are significant tax savings to be had if a property has been the owner’s only or main residence. The main gains are where the property has been the only or ...
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Tax-Free Childcare Update
HMRC have recently run a campaign to remind people that they could be missing out on up to £2,000 per child, per year, towards the cost of childcare. Working parents and guardians may be eligible to r...
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Managing Employees Who Have A Side Hustle
A recent study suggests that 25% of employees in the UK are running at least one business project alongside their day job. A side hustle is defined as a secondary business or job that brings in, or ha...
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Hybrid Cloud Technology
Many businesses are starting to realise that having all their data in the cloud may not be the best option. Due to cyber-security concerns, many firms are migrating applications and data away from the...
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Getting Ready For Off-Payroll Working Changes
From 6 April 2020 the off-payroll working rules that have applied since 6 April 2017 where the end client is a public sector body are to be extended to large and medium private sector organisations wh...
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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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