VAT reverse charge for construction services

After three false starts the VAT reverse charge will now come into effect on 1st March 2021. The reverse charge represents part of a government clampdown on VAT fraud. Large amounts of VAT are lost through 'missing trader' fraud. As part of this type of fraud, VAT is charged by a supplier, who then disappears,… Continue reading VAT reverse charge for construction services

VAT deferral

HMRC has issued some guidance to taxpayers that deferred their VAT payments between 20 March and 30 June 2020 and still have payments to make. HMRC is advising taxpayers who deferred their VAT payments to: pay the deferred VAT in full on or before 31 March 2021or opt in to the VAT deferral new payment… Continue reading VAT deferral

Self assessment deadline approaching – 31st January 2021

The deadline for submitting your 2019/20 self assessment return is 31 January 2021. The deadline applies to taxpayers who need to complete a tax return and make direct payments to HMRC in respect of their income tax, Classes 2 and 4 National Insurance Contributions (NIC), capital gains tax and High Income Child Benefit Charge liabilities. … Continue reading Self assessment deadline approaching – 31st January 2021

£1 million Annual Investment Allowance cap extended

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

Self assessment customers to benefit from enhanced payment plans

Self assessment taxpayers are now able to benefit from enhanced payment plans and can apply online for additional support to help spread their tax bill into monthly payments. The online payment plan service was already able to set up instalment arrangements for paying tax liabilities up to £10,000. From 1 October 2020, HMRC increased the… Continue reading Self assessment customers to benefit from enhanced payment plans

Job Support Scheme

Photo by Andrew Neel on Pexels.com The existing job support scheme, the furlough scheme, comes to an end on 31 October. As part of the Winter Economy Plan the government announced it will be introducing a new Job Support Scheme from 1 November 2020. For employers to participate in the scheme: employees will need to… Continue reading Job Support Scheme

COVID-19: delay to VAT reverse charge on construction services

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

Chancellor unveils help for self-employed workers

On the 26 March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a scheme to help self-employed workers who have been hit by the COVID-19 crisis. Under the scheme the government will pay self-employed people a taxable grant based on an average of their earnings over the past three years. The grant will cover up to 80% of earnings… Continue reading Chancellor unveils help for self-employed workers

COVID-19: Measures for UK businesses

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that began in China and spread rapidly around the globe has caused major disruption to businesses and economies worldwide. The UK government has responded to COVID-19 with measures aimed at delaying its spread and mitigating damage to the economy with a substantial stimulus package. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has set out a package… Continue reading COVID-19: Measures for UK businesses

Budget 2020 – 5 Changes That May Affect Your Business

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