Do You Need To Pay Tax On Your Cryptoassets?

Cryptocurrency is an encrypted digital payment system working through a computer network which isn’t reliant on an authority to verify payments. Different assets include exchange tokens (used as a means of payment or investment), utility tokens (provide access to goods and services), security tokens (provide right or interests in a business) and stablecoins (built to…Read More

The Fifth SEISS Grant

The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) was introduced to assist sole traders and those in a partnership who had been adversely affected by Covid-19. The fifth SEISS grant can be claimed if you think that your business profits will be impacted by Covid-19 between 1st May 2021 and 30th September 2021.There are three stages of…Read More

New Temporary Tax Reliefs on Capital Asset Investments

What are capital allowances? Capital allowances allow businesses to write off the costs of tangible capital assets, such as plant or machinery, against their taxable income. Whilst most businesses use depreciation to write down the value of an asset over its usable life, this is generally not allowed for tax purposes. Therefore, any depreciation must…Read More

SEISS the Fourth Grant

The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Fourth Grant The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) was introduced to assist sole traders and those in a partnership who had been adversely affected by Covid-19. Will I be able to claim? The SEISS fourth grant will be available to those that are self-employed or members of a partnership.…Read More

Self-Assessment Deadline extension!

COVID-19 Since our last update on the self-assessment deadline, HMRC has generously decided to extend the deadline by a further four weeks to allow taxpayers more time to get their returns finalized and submitted. “We recognize the immense pressure that many people are facing in these unprecedented times and it has become increasingly clear that…Read More

Cross Border VAT- Goods arriving in the UK

International Goods From 1st January 2021 goods entering the UK will be an import and postponed accounting will be introduced for worldwide imports. This will be better for cash flow as it will mean that VAT is not payable by a VAT registered business at the time goods arrive in the UK. This will mean…Read More

SEISS Extension

The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme Grant Extension The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) was first introduced to assist sole traders and those in a partnership who had been adversely affected by Covid-19. The SEISS has now been extended to cover two further grants, each covering a three-month period with the first grant covering November 2020…Read More

Working from home allowance

We suspect that many of you have been working from home over the last few months due to obvious reasons. Did you know however that by working from home you can save money in tax? HMRC have a scheme in place which helps you cover the seemingly higher costs of working from home such as…Read More

Charity reporting

Implications for breaking fundamental laws One of the most high-profile charities was in the news for not following fundamental charity laws. Upon investigation, the Charity Commission found that trustees of The Prince Andrew Charitable Trust had breached charity law overpayments to a trustee, which could have resulted in the loss of public funding of over…Read More

The Winter Economic Plan

Extra Help for Small Business Owners Here are 5 extra support offerings for small business owners announced on 24th September 2020 The Government has extended the 15% VAT cut for the tourism and hospitality sectors to the end of March next year. Businesses who deferred their VAT between March & June 2020 will no longer…Read More

The next step for MTD

It’s a digital world – The next step for MTD We have already had the first big move in Making Tax Digital, with the transition of nearly all VAT registered companies with a turnover of over £85,000 being forced onto digital software such as QuickBooks or being made to use bridging software, keeping an online…Read More

VAT changes

What has happened? On the 8th July 2020, the UK government announced that it would be introducing a temporary reduction in the rate of VAT for certain supplies of hospitality, holiday & hotel accommodation and admissions to certain attractions. They will be slicing the rate of VAT payable from the normal standard rate of 20%…Read More

Flexible Furlough For Directors

Up until now, company directors have been able to furlough themselves and carry on doing their director duties, provided they are doing no income-generating activities. This is still the case, however, with the introduction of a new phase of the furlough scheme, they may wish to consider the option of ‘Flexible Furlough’. Here we explain…Read More

SEISS-The second Grant

The Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) was first introduced to assist sole traders and those in a partnership who had been adversely affected by Covid-19. The scheme offered a grant worth 80% of average monthly trading profits for a three month period, paid in a single instalment and capped at a total of £7,500.…Read More

Charles Lyell

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Charles Lyell