So, we already knew about some of the announcements before the chancellor, the Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP, spoke yesterday, so much so he even made a joke about toilets and leaks. As ever there was good news and bad news for taxpayers, a full summary is on our website but here are some good… Continue reading Autumn Budget – 29 October 2018
A married couple or civil partnership can apply to transfer 10% of the income tax personal allowance from one to the other. Although called the marriage ‘allowance’, it is a transfer rather than an additional allowance. To qualify for the allowance, neither of the partners can be higher rate taxpayers and cannot be claiming the… Continue reading Have you taken advantage of the Marriage Allowance?
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
We have known for some time that Landlords have been hit hard by recent tax changes: Clause 24 restricting relief for interest; 8% extra capital gains tax; 3% extra stamp duty. Clause 24 of the Finance Act set out restrictions for individuals on claiming loan interest as a cost against property investment income, for individuals… Continue reading Clause 24 in the Finance Act – Is it affecting you?
BUSINESS TRAVEL As we approach the time when employers have to deal with P11d returns, it is worth having a recap on the general principles of what is allowable. Travel expenses have specific tests which must be satisfied in order for an employee to gain a deduction. These rules are different from the general rule… Continue reading P11d returns – Recap on the general principles of what is allowable.
It is that time of year again when your organisation’s P11D forms will need to be prepared and submitted to the Inland Revenue. The most common entries being the car or van benefit, with or without fuel for private use. In addition to the above, directors/employees are sometimes provided with private health insurance. The best… Continue reading P11Ds – Return of Expenses and Benefits
“How do I know if my tax code is correct?” Your tax code is used by your employer to calculate how much tax needs to be deducted from your pay. HMRC tells your employer which code to use to collect the right amount of tax from you. You can check your income tax online to… Continue reading Why has my tax code changed?
The following Tax Events are due on 19th April 2018: Business Tax Events PAYE quarterly payments are due for small employers for the pay periods 6th January 2018 to 5th April 2018. This deadline is relevant to small employers and contractors only. As a small employer with income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions… Continue reading The following Tax Events are due on 19th April 2018.
When starting up a business, you may be considering whether it would be a good idea to begin trading under a franchise name and thus becoming a ‘franchisee’. Below are some pros and cons which will hopefully aid you in your final decision of what route to take. Pros Brand Name You will be trading… Continue reading Franchising – Pros & Cons
If you wear a uniform or protective clothing at work and you have to wash it yourself you may be due a tax refund from HMRC, and if you don't claim it, you'll lose it after 4 years. This typically applies to: Retail staff Hospitality & catering Nurses, doctors, dentists and other healthcare workers Police… Continue reading Are You Washing Away Your Potential Tax Refund?