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Deferring self-assessment Payment on Account – Is it a good idea?

Deferring self-assessment Payment on Account – Is it a good idea? To help those suffering cashflow difficulties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government have announced that self-assessment taxpayers can delay making their second payment on account for 2019/20...

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How to calculate statutory redundancy pay

How to calculate statutory redundancy pay While some help is available to employers through the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme to help them keep staff on during the COVID-19 pandemic, in some cases, it may not be possible to avoid making staff redundant. Where staff a...

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Tax charge on company vans

Tax charge on company vans An employee may be provided with a company van to enable them to do their job. Where that van is also available for the employee’s private use, a tax charge arises under the benefit in kind legislation. However, if private use is limite...

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Defer VAT payment during the COVID-19 pandemic

Defer VAT payment during the COVID-19 pandemic To help businesses struggling with their cashflow during the COVID-19 pandemic, VAT registered businesses can opt to defer the payment of VAT that becomes due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020. This will cover returns for...

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Deferring your state pension

Deferring your state pension If your contributions record is sufficient, you will be entitled to the state pension on reaching state pension age. The age at which you reach state pension age depends on when you were born. To qualify for a full single tier state pension ...

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Claiming the National Insurance employment allowance for 2020/21

Claiming the National Insurance employment allowance for 2020/21 The National Insurance employment allowance is available to eligible employers and can be set against the employer’s secondary Class 1 National Insurance liability. In the 2020 Budget, the Chancellor announ...

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Profit extraction in 2020/21 – What is the optimal salary?

Profit extraction in 2020/21 – What is the optimal salary? A popular tax-efficient profit extraction strategy used by personal and family companies is to take a small salary and extract further profits as dividends. Where this approach is adopted, the starting point is t...

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Making tax-free payments to employees working from home

Making tax-free payments to employees working from home As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many workers have been forced into working from home. While working from home saves the costs of commuting to the workplace and perhaps allows workers to adopt a mor...

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Reporting low emission cars – Changes from April 2020

Reporting low emission cars – Changes from April 2020 From 6 April 2020, new appropriate percentage bands – and new lower charges for low emission cars – will ...

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Financial Support Update – 26 March 2020

Financial Support - Update – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis Further to our update on Monday 23 March 2020, additional information has been released by the government, most importantly in relation to the self-employed, who have been made to wait on a support package announcement....

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