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

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

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

Changes to Capital Gains Tax

The government have introduced changes to the way that Capital Gains Tax for residential properties is reported and paid with effect from 6th April 2020. These changes mean that when you sell a residential property in the UK that results in a Capital Gains Tax liability you will have 30 days from completion of the…Read More

Tax Efficient Salary & Dividends 2021

Small business owner manager Do you want to know how to draw £50,000 from your company and pay just £2,663 in tax and NI whilst saving £1,726 in corporate tax? Or even better, do you want to know how to draw £50,000 from your company and pay just £3,023 in tax and NI whilst saving…Read More

Self-employed Grant

Who can get the Self-Employed grant? Sole traders or partners in a trading partnership, but not director/owners of limited company businesses. What will you get? A taxable grant representing up to 80% of your average profits if you meet the following criteria: you submitted your tax return for 2018/19 ( year ended 5th April 2019…Read More

Support for Self-Employed COVID-19

On Thursday evening, Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the eagerly awaited government aid plans for the self-employed in the UK. The scheme looks to mirror the current support offered to the employed by offering an 80% guarantee on income up to £2,500 per month (dependant on conditions). How much will I get? Much like the scheme…Read More

Why does the tax year run from April to April?

Ever wondered why the tax year starts on the 6th of April and ends on the 5th of April the following year? Most logical thinkers would question as to why the tax year doesn’t coincide with the calendar year than runs to the 31st of December. In order to get to the bottom of this,…Read More

Dependent Relative Relief

‘Dependent relative’ is defined as any relative who is unable to look after himself or herself. Dependent relative relief only applies on a property used by the relative before 5 April 1988, providing that this was the main residence of the relative. Should there have been a change of occupant after 5 April 1988 the…Read More

Cash ISA’s – What’s the point?

With the introduction of the Personal Savings Allowance in April 2016, many people stopped seeing the point in keeping their savings in Cash ISA’s, as after all, they won’t be taxed right? True in many cases, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t benefit you. If you don’t know, the Personal Savings Allowance means that…Read More

File your tax return by 30 December

The 2018/19 self-assessment tax return must be filed online by midnight on 31 January 2020 if a late filing penalty is to be avoided. A later deadline applies where the notice to file a return was not given until after 31 October 2019 – in this case, the deadline is three months after the date…Read More

Marriage Allowance

Marriage allowance is a government scheme which provides tax relief to married couples. Marriage allowance allows you to transfer 10% of your personal allowance, £1,250 in the current 2019/20 tax year to your spouse or civil partner, which could save you up to £250 in tax. Marriage allowance can be backdated up to 4 years.…Read More

Abbie’s ten tips to extract £65,000 of funds from your Ltd Company

If you are a limited company director and owner, you should prioritise working out the most tax-efficient methods to draw funds from your company. Below are some useful tips you can use to extract profits tax efficiently from your limited company: 2019/20 Basic director salary Take a director salary of £8,460 to pay a small…Read More

Have you ever been an Entrepreneur? There’s a relief for that

If you have been skilful or lucky enough to build a business and now think it’s time to pack up or sell, Entrepreneur’s Relief could be the answer for you. While there is more to cover than in this blog, this should give you a beginner’s guide to the Entrepreneur’s Relief. Why use it? On…Read More

Director’s loan accounts (DLA):

A director’s current or loan account is a way for directors to essentially lend money to or borrow money from their company. The director’s loan account (DLA) is, in essence, a record of all transactions that occur between the company and its directors. 1) Loaning money to a company: Director’s loan accounts are a usual…Read More

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