Happy New Tax Year!

Happy New Tax Year!

Happy New Tax Year! As of today, the new UK tax year has officially started. It’s time to get your finances in order, review your tax code and start planning for the year ahead. Whether you’re self-employed, employed or a business owner, this is the...
Higher Earners Tax Rate

Higher Earners Tax Rate

Higher Earners Tax Rate The highest rate of tax will be paid by more people after the threshold is reduced, following the Chancellor’s Budget announcements. The Chancellor has changed the level at which the 45% additional rate of tax applies from, lowering it...
Childcare Benefit Changes – The Good and the Bad

Childcare Benefit Changes – The Good and the Bad

Childcare Benefit Changes – The Good and the Bad Following the Chancellor’s Budget announcements, there will be some changes to childcare benefit and depending on your personal circumstance, this could be a blessing or a curse. Parents will get up to 30...
A Significant Overhaul for Pensions

A Significant Overhaul for Pensions

A Significant Overhaul for Pensions and Retirement Saving Following the Chancellor’s Budget announcements, pensions got a significant overhaul to make retirement saving more appealing. This comes with an increase in the amount you can put into your pension each...
ISA Allowance Frozen for 2023/24

ISA Allowance Frozen for 2023/24

The ISA Allowance has been frozen for 2023/24 The annual Investment Savings Account (ISA) allowance has been frozen once again for the 2023/24 tax year. By freezing it again, the allowance is being left at £20,000 for every individual – However there will be an...
Corporation Tax 26.5% – The Real Cost of the Marginal Rate Relief

Corporation Tax 26.5% – The Real Cost of the Marginal Rate Relief

Marginal rate will be charged at 26.5% As of 14 October 2022 it has been re-announced the Corporation Tax main rate will increase to 25% from 1 April 2023 for companies with profits over £250,000. A rate of 19% will be available for business with profits of up to...
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...
Payroll Year End 2023

Payroll Year End 2023

The Payroll Year will End on the 5th of April 2023 This year’s Payroll Year will end on the 5h of April 2023 and we’re here to help you get prepared for the next Payroll Year, with the dates you need to be aware of and tips to help you get ready. The Dates...
Budget Highlights 2023

Budget Highlights 2023

Budget Highlights 2023 The Chancellor presented his Spring Budget on the 15th of March 2023 and we’re here to discuss some of the highlights. The Economy: The OBR expects inflation to fall from 10.7% to 2.9% by the end of 2023. UK economy will shrink by 0.2%...
Topping up NI Contributions – Deadline Extended

Topping up NI Contributions – Deadline Extended

Topping up NI Contributions – Deadline Extended The Government have announced that taxpayers will have until the 31st of July 2023 to make Class 3 voluntary National Insurance (NI) contributions going back to April 2006. This will help them plug gaps in their...
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...
What is Tax Investigation Insurance?

What is Tax Investigation Insurance?

Anyone who submits an annual tax return can be picked at random for a compliance check by HMRC tax inspectors to see whether the right amount of tax and national insurance contributions are being paid based on the income. HMRC has in recent months adopted a more...
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...
Corporation Tax – marginal relief from 1 April 2023

Corporation Tax – marginal relief from 1 April 2023

Corporation Tax will increase to 25% As of 14 October 2022 it has been re-announced the Corporation Tax main rate will increase to 25% from 1 April 2023 for companies with profits over £250,000. A rate of 19% will be available for business with profits of up to...
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...
Letting conditions for Furnished Holiday Lets

Letting conditions for Furnished Holiday Lets

Many property owners opt to rent their property as a Furnished Holiday Letting (FHL). There are several benefits to FHLs including Capital Gains Tax relief and capital allowances for furniture and fixtures. To access these benefits, there are several conditions that...
End of year tax planning

End of year tax planning

End of year tax planning – what you need to consider The new tax year on April 6 is accelerating quickly towards us, and now is the time to make sure that any last-minute tax planning will enable you to make the most of the 2021/22 tax year allowances – Click...
Urgent – Reclaim Married Couple’s Allowance before 5 April

Urgent – Reclaim Married Couple’s Allowance before 5 April

Married Couple’s Allowance can be transferred between spouses and civil partners, and while 2m couples have claimed this since it was introduced back in 2015, there are many more people who are entitled to claim it. Go back four years The allowance, which is worth up...
Rent a Room Scheme

Rent a Room Scheme

You can earn up to £7,500 per year tax-free from letting out furnished accommodation in your home, via the Rent a Room scheme Although the name suggests renting a single room, you can actually rent out as much of your home as you’d like. If you share the income with...
Businesses could face unexpected tax bills because of CJRS

Businesses could face unexpected tax bills because of CJRS

Have you set money aside to deal with tax on support grants? HMRC has highlighted that all money paid for test and trace or self-isolation payments in England, Scotland or Wales are taxable, as are Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebates. The Coronavirus Business...
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....
File your 2020/21 tax return by 31 January 2022

File your 2020/21 tax return by 31 January 2022

If you need to file a self-assessment tax return for the year to 5 April 2021, you have until midnight on 31 January 2022 to file your return if you have not already done so. You must also pay any tax that you owe for 2020/21 by the same date. Do I need to file a...
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...
Company cars and vans

Company cars and vans

A tax charge may arise if an employee is able to use a company car or van for private use. A further charge will arise if you provide the fuel for any private use. The taxable amounts that will apply for 2022/23 have now been announced. Company cars Where an employee...