60% Pensions relief

Since 6th April 2010, high-income individuals (earnings between £100,000 and £125,000) have been required to forfeit their personal allowance by £1 for every £2 of income earned above £100,000. This means that once an individual’s adjusted net income is above £125,000, the personal allowance of £12,500 (19/20) will have been reduced to nil. Does this…Read More

Directors Homeworking Allowance

Should I claim homeworking allowance as a director, or should my limited company rent from myself as an individual? HOMEWORKING ALLOWANCE. Homeworking allowance is when you claim back certain expenses to cover the costs incurred when working from your home. Your employer can pay this allowance, and this will reduce company profits and so reduce…Read More

COVID Support Update

After a backlash from the public that the proposed support for the coming months was too frugal, the Chancellor updated the future support schemes for businesses, employees and the self-employed. Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension Two further grants covering the periods November 2020 to January 2021 and February 2020 to April 2021 were announced…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

HMRC account set up for Capital Gains Tax

We will talk you through how to set up your HMRC account, so you are ready to submit your capital gains liability to HMRC. There have been some changes to the rules since 6th April 2020- individuals who are due to pay capital gains tax on UK residential property disposals have 30 days after the…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

VAT Flat Rate Scheme

With the VAT flat rate scheme, you pay a fixed amount of VAT on yourgross turnover, the actual percentage you use will depend on the typeof business.To start using the Flat Rate Scheme your businesses taxable turnoverhas to be £150,000 or less.You must leave the scheme if your turnover is over £230,000 includingVAT.You will then…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

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

Restarting your deferred VAT in seconds!

As you might have seen, HMRC has now ended their deferral of VAT payments and as such, you may now wish to reinstate your direct debit payments. Unfortunately, HMRC has removed the ability for us to set this up on your behalf, however, it is relatively straightforward for you to do now. Firstly, you will…Read More

Rollover relief

Replacement of business asset relief Rollover relief (ROR) allows the gain arising on the disposal of a qualifying business asset to be rolled over (i.e deferred) when the sale proceeds are reinvested in a qualifying replacement asset within a qualifying time period. This relief is both available to individuals and companies. For individuals   The…Read More

Cash Flow

Look after your cash flow and it will look after your business More so now than ever, cash is extremely important to the success of your business. As we slowly come out of COVID 19, it will be vital to make sure you are making the most of your cash reserves, support loans and managing…Read More

Stock Transfers during COVID-19

How to complete a stock transfer form and get it processed, including new measures put in place because of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to measures put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) HMRC have temporarily changed the way they deal with Stamp Duty. You should not post stock transfer forms to HMRC –…Read More

Selling part of your garden

Potentially a tax-free way to make the most out of your unused land For those of you with a sizable garden, you may have thought at some point that you may not be using this space to its full potential. Maybe you were planning to grow some vegetables and then realised, you don’t have the…Read More

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