April 2021 Newsletter

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IDEAL SALARY FOR 2021-22 As the owner and director of your own company you decide how much salary to take each year. We can help confirm what the optimal salary is for you in 2021-22. Paying yourself a small salary can be a good way to maintain your national insurance…

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Budget Newsletter 2021

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Corporation tax complexity The Chancellor announced that taxes would have to rise, but not quite yet, as all tax rates except for VAT are frozen for 2021-22. Large companies will then see their corporation tax rate rise from 19% to 25% from 1 April 2023. Companies making no more than…

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December 2020 Newsletter

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Third SEISS grant The online claims portal for the third self-employed income support scheme (SEISS.3) grant opened on 30 November. If you qualify for the grant you should receive a lump sum payment covering the three months from 1 November 2020. You have until 29 January 2021 to submit your…

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September 2020 Newsletter

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NEWSLETTER September 2020 Is it a car or a van? Whether your business buys a car or a van can make a big difference to the tax relief given on the cost of the vehicle and to the tax payable by the driver who uses it for private journeys. In…

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June 2020 Newsletter

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NEWSLETTER June 2020 Self-employed grants If you are self-employed and your business has been adversely affected by COVID-19 you may be eligible to claim a grant from HMRC of up to £7,500. To qualify for this self-employed income support scheme (SEISS) you must meet all of these conditions: you traded…

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Budget Newsletter 2020

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NEWSLETTER Budget 2020 Surcharge on home purchases Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) is payable on the purchase of property in England and Northern Ireland; Scotland and Wales levy their own taxes for property purchases in those countries. The UK government wants to tackle the perceived problem of overseas buyers acquiring…

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February 2020 Newsletter

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NEWSLETTER February 2020 Pay capital gains tax in 30 days If you are planning to sell a residential property this year be prepared to pay any capital gains tax (CGT) due within 30 days of the completion date. CGT has normally been payable by 31 January after the end of…

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December 2019 tax update

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TAX BRIEFING December 2019 Gains from off-plan homes If you bought your home brand new and ‘off-plan’ you may realise a significant capital gain when you sell that property. This is not a problem if you occupied the property as your main home for your entire period of ownership. In…

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September 2019

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TAX BRIEFING September 2019 Trading and miscellaneous income Most businesses start small with a few occasional sales. Only once the trader is convinced that they can deliver the product or service effectively do they launch their business properly. The issue is deciding when trading officially began for tax purposes: was…

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Newsletter June 2019

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TAX BRIEFING June 2019 Paying the right NIC Your workforce may include people of all ages from school leavers to those past state pension age, with some working part time or holding down two jobs concurrently. The national insurance contributions (NICs) payable differ, so it is important to get the…

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