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What now?

Even though many of the uncertainties that have plagued UK politics during 2019 are still to be decided, at least the hiatus in parliament has been resolved; the Conservatives now have a working majority and we can expect action on a number of fronts. Brexit Business readers with any sort of trading platform with the […]

In Business? Add these to your new year resolutions

The end of the calendar year is a popular accounting date for many businesses, but for those of us with a year-end accounting date of 31 March 2020, reviewing your management accounts for the nine months to the end of December 2019 is a must-do. Please use the following notes as a check list when […]

Spousal CGT tax advantages

It is fairly common knowledge that the UK tax system is biased in favour of married couples or those partners who have entered into a formal civil partnership. Note that from 2 December 2019, the Civil Partnership (Opposite Sex Couples) Regulations 2019 came into effect in England and Wales allowing opposite sex couples to enter […]

Keeping business records if self-employed

Now that we are approaching the end of the 2019-20 tax year it’s worth noting that you are required to keep your self-employed business records – that underpin your self-assessment tax return for 2019-20 – for 5 years after the 31 January 2021 submission deadline. This means that you will need to retain your 2019-20 […]

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 electronically the due date is 22 January 2020) 19 January 2020 – Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly […]

Time is running out for tax planning 2019-20

A reminder that in just a few months the present tax year closes, 5 April 2020. After this date, a whole raft of 2019-20 tax planning options for individuals will cease to be available. These cover a multitude of opportunities to reduce your liability to Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and National Insurance. These opportunities […]

Flood support

The government announced 13 November that it will extend its Farming Recovery Fund to support farmers badly affected by the recent flooding across Yorkshire and the Midlands. Through this scheme, farmers and land managers who have suffered uninsurable damage to their property will be able to apply for grants of between £500 and £25,000 to […]

Christmas gifts

You don’t have to pay tax on a benefit (gift) to your employee if all of the following apply: it cost you £50 or less to provide it isn’t cash or a cash voucher it isn’t a reward for their work or performance it isn’t in the terms of their contract Gifts that fall into […]

Obtain proof of employment history

If you need evidence of employment for a claim, the following notes published by HMRC may help. You can ask HMRC for a record of your employment history, for example if you are making a compensation claim for: an industrial injury (for example asbestosis or industrial deafness) a road traffic accident medical negligence hardship (for […]

Tax Diary December 2019/January 2020

1 December 2019 – Due date for Corporation Tax payable for the year ended 28 February 2019. 19 December 2019 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 December 2019. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 December 2019) 19 December 2019 – Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly […]