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New reduced rate of VAT for hospitality and leisure

New reduced rate of VAT for hospitality and leisure The hospitality and leisure industry were particularly hard hit by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns. To help the industry recover they benefitted from a reduced rate of VAT of 5% from 15 July ...

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Cryptocurrency + Tax = Do you know the rules??

Cryptocurrency + Tax = Do you know the rules?? Do you know your Bitcoin from your Ethereum?  Your XRP from your Algorand?  If so, you might be interested to read this…especially if you have ‘realised’ some of your cryptocurrency. Many individuals are unwitting...

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Get ready for the next steps of Making Tax Digital

Get ready for the next steps of Making Tax Digital Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a government programme to move to a digital tax world. HMRC’s stated ambition is to become one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world. MTD involves fundamental changes...

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How are dividends taxed?

Understanding how dividends are taxed Dividends have their own tax rules and their own rates of tax. The rules and the rates apply in the same way regardless of whether the dividends are paid from your personal or family company as part of a profit extraction strategy, or ...

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The Autumn Budget 2021

The Autumn Budget 2021 Our summary focuses on the tax measures which may affect you, your family and your business. To help you decipher what was said we have included our own comments. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ...

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Tax-efficient childcare

Tax-efficient childcare Childcare is expensive; however, the tax system can provide a helping hand. In recent years, there has been a shift from tax relief for employer-supported childcare and vouchers to a Government top-up ...

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RTI penalties and period of grace

RTI penalties and period of grace Under real time information (RTI), employers are required to report pay and deductions information to HMRC ‘at or before’ the time that the payment is made to the employee. This is done by means of the full payment submission (FPS). Pe...

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Tax relief on loans to close companies

Tax relief on loans to close companies Family and personal companies are often ‘close’ companies. Broadly, this is one that is controlled by five or fewer shareholders or any number of shareholders all of whom are directors. In a ...

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Claim tax relief for additional costs of working from home

Claim tax relief for additional costs of working from home During the Covid-19 pandemic, the advice was ‘work from home if you can’. As a result, millions of employees found themselves working at home, often at very short notice. Many still have not returned to the wor...

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Expenses and benefit returns for 2020/21

Expenses and benefit returns for 2020/21 Expenses and benefit returns P11D and P11D(b) for 2020/21 need to be filed by 6 July 2021. Meeting this deadline is important as penalties may be charged for returns that are filed late. Form P11D A form ...

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