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Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT for all

MTD for VAT for all Under Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT, VAT-registered traders must keep electronic records and file their VAT returns electronically using software that is compatible with MTD for VAT. Prior to 1 April 2022, MTD for VAT was only mandatory for VAT-regis...

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Gifts – beware capital gains tax may be payable

Gifts – beware capital gains tax may be payable The nature of a gift is that it is something that is given to some without receiving a payment in return. Consequently, as nothing is received in return it would, at first sight, seem unlikely that making a gift could trigg...

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Struggling to pay tax – What should you do?

Struggling to pay tax – What should you do? The January self-assessment payment deadline is not well timed, falling as it does in a month when people may be already struggling to pay their Christmas credit card bills. However unpalatable the 31 January tax deadline is, i...

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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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Relief for losses in the early years of a trade

Relief for losses in the early years of a trade It is not uncommon to realise a loss in the early years of a trade. However, traders who commenced their self-employment in 2019 or 2020 may also have suffered as a result of the pandemic. Although the ...

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Making a negligible value claim

Making a negligible value claim Where assets that have become worthless, it may be possible to make a negligible value claim, allowing a loss to be realised which can be set against chargeable gains to reduce the capital gains tax liability. This claim can be made either o...

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Personal and family companies – Optimal salary for 2021/22

Personal and family companies – Optimal salary for 2021/22 A popular profit extraction strategy for shareholders in personal and family companies is to pay a small salary and to extract further profits as dividends. The optimal salary will depend on whether the employmen...

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Make the most of the dividend allowance until April

Make the most of the dividend allowance The 2020/21 tax year comes to an end on 5 April 2021. The last few months of the year are a good time to undertake a review and to ensure that your dividend allowance for the year is not wasted. Nature of the dividend al...

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What tax do I need to pay by 31 January 2021?

What tax do I need to pay by 31 January 2021? The self-assessment tax return for 2019/20 must be filed by midnight on 31 January 2021. If you miss this deadline, you will automatically receive a late filing penalty of £100, regardless of whether you owe a...

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