Hot Topic: Working off-payroll

From 6 April 2020, a change to the off-payroll (IR35) rules is expected. Draft legislation has already been published and further HMRC guidance is expected. The new rules will affect you if you work via your own personal service company (PSC), and off-payroll workers should be aware that their clients are likely to investigate the… Continue reading Hot Topic: Working off-payroll

Changes to Capital Gains Tax Private Residence and Letting Reliefs

Who is likely to be affected? Individuals who own one or more residential properties that they have lived in as their main residence at any time. What are the main changes? This measure makes a number of changes to Capital Gains Tax, Principal Private Residence Relief (PPRR) where individuals have more than one residence.  Change… Continue reading Changes to Capital Gains Tax Private Residence and Letting Reliefs

VAT Domestic Reverse Charge for Building and Construction Services

From 1 October 2019 a new VAT reverse charge comes into effect for building and construction services, where payments are required to be reported under the Construction Industry Scheme.  Broadly it means that when a business receives a supply of building and construction services for onward sale, the recipient of the services (the contractor) accounts… Continue reading VAT Domestic Reverse Charge for Building and Construction Services

Why is an Accountant Good for my Small Business?

Accountants can sometimes be seen as too expensive, or a luxury only needed for bigger companies, but there are a number of ways in which accountants are helpful for even the smallest of businesses. Saving Tax I was speaking to a business owner recently who had prepared his own accounts and tax return for a… Continue reading Why is an Accountant Good for my Small Business?

Get help with saving.

If you are entitled to Working Tax Credit or are receiving Universal Credit, or know someone who is, then this could be for you. The “Help to Save” is a type of savings account; it allows people who are entitled to Working Tax Credit or receiving Universal Credit to get a bonus of 50p for every £1… Continue reading Get help with saving.

Law changes on tips for waiters

Restaurant owners are now banned from deducting money from tips earned by waiters and other staff. Tips can be paid to employees using the following methods: Cash received direct from a customer This is an allowable method of receiving tips, however the person receiving the tip is responsible for declaring and paying tax on the… Continue reading Law changes on tips for waiters

Hot Topic! Maximise your capital allowances

Changes were announced to capital allowances in the Autumn Budget. These include an increase in the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) available. Make sure your business does not fall foul of the transitional rules which apply. Increased AIA from 1 January 2019 You will no doubt be aware that the maximum AIA has been set at… Continue reading Hot Topic! Maximise your capital allowances