7th June VAT Deadline

7th June VAT Deadline

7th June VAT Deadline The 7th June marks the due date for VAT returns and payment for the quarter ending 30th April if the returns are filed electronically. This deadline applies to businesses that file their VAT returns electronically, which is now the norm under the...
Updated VAT Fuel Charges – 1st May 2024

Updated VAT Fuel Charges – 1st May 2024

Updated VAT Fuel Charges As of 1st May 2024, businesses registered for VAT in the UK will need to adopt updated VAT road fuel scale charges. This change applies to all VAT-registered businesses that use fuel (petrol or diesel) for both business and private purposes....
Key Tax Changes for the 2023/24 Tax Year

Key Tax Changes for the 2023/24 Tax Year

Key Tax Changes for the 2023/24 Tax Year We’re here to inform you about the Key Tax Changes for the 2023/24 Tax year and how these changes will affect companies, as well as sole traders. National Insurance The introduction of the new “Health and Social...
VAT Returns – The Key Dates

VAT Returns – The Key Dates

It’s important to know the relevant dates and deadlines to look out for when you’re filing your VAT returns; especially if you’ve just become VAT registered. What are my VAT quarters? Each VAT period is 3 months long, making up the 4 quarters of the...
QuickBooks and Xero – Why we only work with them

QuickBooks and Xero – Why we only work with them

Why do we only work with QuickBooks and Xero? Our Accounting Software Partners We have teamed up QuickBooks and Xero – both leading software partners in the accounting world – to enable us to keep track of your accounting records, sales invoices, purchase...
New VAT penalty points regime – the changes explained

New VAT penalty points regime – the changes explained

A new VAT penalties regime was brought in this from January 2023, and any firms or individuals missing their filing deadline from January 2023 onwards will receive penalty points even if there is no VAT due to be paid. While this may sound more less effective than...
Trivial Benefits for Employees and Directors

Trivial Benefits for Employees and Directors

A Trivial Benefit continues to be very popular and is frequently given by employers to directors and employees. What is a Trivial Benefit? A Trivial Benefit is something that It cost you £50 or less to provide (including VAT) It is not a reward for their work or...
MTD D-Day has arrived – here’s how to make sure you comply

MTD D-Day has arrived – here’s how to make sure you comply

Anyone filing VAT returns from April 1, 2022 onwards now has to file their return digitally as HMRC’s Making Tax Digital reaches its next phase. All businesses registered for VAT – even if they have turnover below the threshold – must file their returns this way from...
Help if you are struggling to pay your tax bill

Help if you are struggling to pay your tax bill

Financially, 2021 has been a difficult year for many, and you may be struggling to pay your January tax bill in full. Any tax and National Insurance that remains unpaid for 2020/21 must be paid by 31 January 2022, along with the first payment on account for 2021/22....
New Making Tax Digital (MTD) timetable

New Making Tax Digital (MTD) timetable

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a Government initiative that aims to provide the UK with one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world. Under MTD, taxpayers are required to keep electronic records and report to HMRC digitally. The new MTD timetable...
New VAT rate for hospitality and leisure

New VAT rate for hospitality and leisure

New VAT rate for hospitality and leisure To help the hospitality and leisure industries recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns, a reduced rate of VAT of 5% applied from 15 July 2020 until 30 September 2021. This rate has now come to...
Extension of Making Tax Digital for VAT

Extension of Making Tax Digital for VAT

Extension of Making Tax Digital for VAT Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT is currently only compulsory for VAT-registered businesses whose turnover for VAT is above the VAT registration limit of £85,000. However, this is set to change from April 2022. Extension to all...
Hospitality VAT Rate Increase

Hospitality VAT Rate Increase

Hospitality Industry VAT Rate Increase – 1st October 2021 In July 2020, the VAT rate for the tourism and hospitality sector was temporarily reduced to 5%, from 20%. The businesses that were able to take advantage of the reduced rate include; Hotels Restaurants Hot...
Record a VAT payment or refund – QuickBooks Guide

Record a VAT payment or refund – QuickBooks Guide

Welcome to our QuickBooks Guide on how to record a VAT payment or refund When you pay VAT in QuickBooks Online, you are recording the payment against a specific VAT period; you are not actually transferring money to HMRC. Below is a short video on how to record your...
Accessing the Government Gateway

Accessing the Government Gateway

From 15 June 2021, all businesses and organisations will need multi-factor authentication in order to sign into the Government Gateway. Multi-factor authentication Businesses and organisations that use HMRC’s online services and which do not currently receive an...
How long do you need to keep your records for?

How long do you need to keep your records for?

Business records if you’re self-employed You must keep your records for at least 5 years after the 31 January submission deadline of the relevant tax year. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) may check your records to make sure you’re paying the right amount of tax....
Garden Office At Home

Garden Office At Home

As more people are now working from home, the desire for a designated workspace has become a priority for many. The past year has forced many workers to fill up the dining table and any other flat surface available with monitors, computers, laptops, cables, Wi-Fi...
Corporation Tax Increase

Corporation Tax Increase

Corporation tax increase from April 2023 The main rate of corporation tax is due to increase to 25% for the financial year 2023, starting on 1 April 2023. However, companies with profits of £50,000 or less will continue to pay corporation tax at the current rate of...
More time to pay your tax bills

More time to pay your tax bills

: :More time to pay your tax bills In his Winter Economy Plan, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, unveiled measures which will allow self-assessment taxpayers and VAT-registered businesses more time to pay back deferred tax. New Payment Plan for VAT At the start of the...
Postponed VAT Accounting

Postponed VAT Accounting

Postponed VAT accounting Postponed VAT accounting is being introduced from 1 January 2021. This will affect you if you are VAT-registered and you import goods into the UK, particularly if you are a smaller business and you do not currently use the Duty Deferment...