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Statutory maternity, adoption, paternity, shared parental and sick pay to rise from April 2020

Statutory maternity, adoption, paternity, shared parental and sick pay to rise from April 2020

According to proposals set out in a government policy paper, the revised rates for statutory maternity pay (SMP), statutory adoption pay (SAP), statutory paternity pay (SPP), statutory

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Tax allowances you can claim for business cars

Tax allowances you can claim for business cars

Capital Allowances allow your business to secure tax relief for certain capital expenditure. Qualifying expenditure on cars must usually be allocated to one of two general pools of

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On your bike – tax free cycling

On your bike – tax free cycling

There are special rules involving bicycles for work use, usually referred to as 'Cycle to Work' arrangements. The Cycle to Work scheme was introduced almost 20 years ago to help

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Public transport costs and tax

Public transport costs and tax

There are certain tax rules that it is important to consider if you pay for the public transport costs of your employees. The provision of public transport costs includes season tickets

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Money laundering and terrorist financing

Money laundering and terrorist financing

The money laundering rules are designed to protect the UK financial system and put in place certain controls to prevent businesses being used for money laundering by criminals and

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What qualifies for First Year Allowances?

What qualifies for First Year Allowances?

Businesses can claim a 100% first-year allowance (FYA) on the purchase of certain qualifying Plant and Machinery (P&M). The cash-flow benefit of accelerated tax relief is designed to

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VAT - what is a limited cost trader?

VAT - what is a limited cost trader?

The VAT Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) has been designed to simplify the way a business accounts for VAT and in so doing reduce the administration costs of complying with the VAT legislation. The

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Close down a company by striking it off the register

Close down a company by striking it off the register

There are a limited range of circumstances when a company can request to be removed from the register (known as being struck off). For example, a voluntary strike-off can be requested by a

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Did you file your tax return on Christmas Day?

Did you file your tax return on Christmas Day?

A new press release by HMRC has highlighted the fact that 3,003 taxpayers took the time to file their tax return online on Christmas Day with a further 9,254 taxpayers completing their tax

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Last reminder for parents with income in excess of £50,000

Last reminder for parents with income in excess of £50,000

Parents could be liable for the High Income Child Benefit tax charge if either partner's income exceeds £50,000 and you are in receipt of child benefit. The charge effectively

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Don’t forget to pay tax on or before 31 January 2020

Don’t forget to pay tax on or before 31 January 2020

The 31 January 2020 is not just the final date for submission of your Self-Assessment tax return for 2018-19 but is also an important date for payment of tax due. This is the final payment

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Carry forward unused pension tax allowance

Carry forward unused pension tax allowance

The annual allowance for tax relief on pensions is currently set at £40,000. The annual allowance is further reduced for high earners. If your income is in excess of £150,000 you

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Budget date announced

Budget date announced

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid has announced that he is planning to hold his first Budget on Wednesday, 11 March 2020. This announcement follows a turbulent period in

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Big changes following loan charge review

Big changes following loan charge review

The Government has revealed that a number of important changes will be made to the loan charge following the independent review of the disguised remuneration loan charge policy and its

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New funding for farmers announced

New funding for farmers announced

Over the Christmas and New Year break, the Chancellor announced that nearly £3 billion of funding is to be put in place to help support farmers once the UK leaves the EU. This cash

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Getting clients ready for Brexit

Getting clients ready for Brexit

HMRC has published a useful list to help businesses be prepared to import goods from the EU to the UK as we count down to the 31 January 2020 Brexit date. We are then likely to see a fixed

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CGT – Gift Hold-Over Relief

CGT – Gift Hold-Over Relief

Gift Hold-Over Relief is a relief that defers Capital Gains Tax (CGT) when assets are given away (including certain shares) or sold for less than they’re worth to the buyer. The relief

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Annual increases to the National Minimum Wage

Annual increases to the National Minimum Wage

The government has accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission in full and has announced that it will increase the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates

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Tax Diary January/February 2020

Tax Diary January/February 2020

1 January 2020 - Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 March 2019. 19 January 2020 - PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 January 2020. (If you pay your tax

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Penalties for late filing of Self-Assessment tax returns

Penalties for late filing of Self-Assessment tax returns

The 31 January is not just the final date for submission of your Self-Assessment tax return but also an important date for paying tax. It is the final payment deadline for any remaining tax

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Take advantage of the Annual Investment Allowance

Take advantage of the Annual Investment Allowance

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) allows business owners to claim the total amount of qualifying expenditure on plant and machinery, up to certain limits. This deduction reduces profits

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Top up your pension pots

Top up your pension pots

You can claim tax relief for your private pension contributions. The current annual allowance for tax relief on pensions is £40,000. Remember, that there is now just 3 months left in

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Exemptions from CGT

Exemptions from CGT

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is a tax on the profit made on the disposal of an asset that has increased in value. Whilst most taxpayers are aware of their annual tax-free allowance (currently

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What is reasonable care

What is reasonable care

The inaccuracy penalty system is intended to make penalties simpler to understand and more consistent across many taxes. HMRC has the power to significantly reduce the amount of penalties

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