The Treasury has confirmed that the £1 million cap on the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is to be extended for an additional year as the government continues to look at ways to stimulate the economy. The AIA provides a tax write off against profits for expenditure incurred on plant and machinery by businesses and owners… Continue reading £1 million Annual Investment Allowance cap extended
On 5 June 2020, HMRC announced a five-month delay to the introduction of the domestic VAT reverse charge for construction services, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sector. The change will now apply from 1 March 2021 and will overhaul the way VAT is payable on building and construction invoices as… Continue reading COVID-19: delay to VAT reverse charge on construction services
On 11 March 2020 the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, presented his first Budget, just a month into the job. It was always going to be a challenge for him to prepare for the budget in such a short space of time and this wasn’t made any easier for him with the rapidly changing situation with… Continue reading Budget 2020 – 5 Changes That May Affect Your Business
Just 11 days ago I blogged about the new rules for VAT and construction services….. Well, HMRC have actually listened to businesses and construction industry representatives who have been saying that the changes have come in too soon and businesses just aren’t ready - on top of Making Tax Digital and impending (or not?!) Brexit,… Continue reading VAT Changes in Construction – POSTPONED!
The countdown continues! As things stand, the UK will no longer be a member of the EU at some point in the near future. This means that UK businesses that have only traded inside the EU may need to follow the same procedures used for trading outside the EU. In order to keep imports up… Continue reading UK-EU border changes and how this may affect the importing of goods
If you’re building a new home, you may be able to reclaim the VAT back on the materials used, potentially making a lot of difference to the final costs. You can apply for a VAT refund on building materials and services if you’re: building a new home converting a property into a home building a non-profit communal… Continue reading VAT on building a new home
Applying for a mortgage always sounds like a tricky task, especially if you’re self-employed as you do not have a set and secure amount of income every year. Previously, you could apply for a self-certified mortgage – this allowed you to disclose to your lender how much you were earning without actually providing any evidence.… Continue reading I’m self-employed, what do I need for my mortgage?
What is CIS? The Construction Industry Scheme is a method of deducting tax from subcontractors in the building sector. Contractors deduct a percentage of the money owed on their payments to subcontractors and pass it over directly to HMRC. The amounts are effectively taxed at source as the sub-contractor does not get the money. The… Continue reading How do you complete a Monthly CIS Return?