Trivial Benefits

A Father’s Day tax exemption  With Father’s Day fast approaching, the trivial benefits exemption could be a tax-efficient way to treat your dad if he is an employee or director of your company.  Expenses or gifts, provided by employers, to employees or directors may not need reporting to HMRC if they meet all these requirements:  Does not exceed £50   Is…Read More

Using Tags in QuickBooks

In QuickBooks Online, transactions can be tracked using a new feature called “Tags” Tags are personalised labels that allow you to track how your money is being used. These tags can be added to transactions such as invoices, expenses, and bills to help you analyse where your money is being spent. If this feature doesn’t…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

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

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

Quickbooks: Banking Tab Updates

Some Quickbooks users may have noticed that over the last couple of months that the banking tab is looking a little different. There have been a few changes to help make managing transactions even easier.As well as some obvious cosmetic differences, there are a few new features that you may have missed: 1. Simplification of…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

Elvis Presley

I have no use for bodyguards, but I have very specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants.

Elvis Presley