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Tax-free savings income

Tax-free savings income There are various ways to enjoy savings income tax-free. However, not all routes are open to all taxpayers – the options depend on the nature of the savings and the saver’s other earnings and marginal rate of tax. Savings Allowance...

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Should I change my accounting date?

Should I change my accounting date? It is possible to change your accounting reference date to make your company's financial year longer or shorter than 12 months. However there are certain considerations to take into account. In preparation of the introduction of MTD f...

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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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Have you claimed the Employment Allowance?

Have you claimed the Employment Allowance? The Employment Allowance is a National Insurance allowance that eligible employers can claim and set against their secondary Class 1 National Insurance liability. The allowance is set at £4,000 for 2021/22 (capped at the emplo...

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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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What are the rules when paying back a director’s loan?

Paying back a director’s loan – beware of the anti-avoidance rules Transactions between a director and his or her personal or family company are common and a director’s loan account is simply an account for recording the transactions that occur between the two. Ho...

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Overlap profits – What are they and when is relief given?

Overlap profits – What are they and when is relief given? Under the current rules for determining which profits of an unincorporated business are taxed in a particular tax year, some profits may fall to be taxed twice in the opening years of a business. These profits are...

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Increasing the Normal Minimum Pension Age

Increasing the normal minimum pension age The normal minimum pension age (NMPA) is the age at which most pension savers can access their pensions without incurring an unauthorised pension charge (unless they take their pension earlier due to ill-health). Registered pension...

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Register for Child Benefit even if the HICBC applies

Register for Child Benefit even if the HICBC applies If you are responsible for bringing up a child who is under the age of 16, or under the age of 20 where they remain in approved education or training (such as A levels but not education at an advanced level, such as univ...

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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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