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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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National Insurance changes for the self-employed

National Insurance changes for the self-employed Self-employed people will pay two classes of National Insurance contribution, Class 2 and Class 4, should their profits be high enough. Class 2 contributions are flat rate contributions of £3.15 per week for 2022/23. It ...

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Do you work from home? You may be entitled to tax relief post Covid-19

Relief for working from home expenses post Covid-19 The Covid-19 pandemic forced large numbers of employees to work from home for the first time. Having made the transition to home working, post pandemic, many employees have continued to work from home some or all of the t...

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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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How to claim tax relief for employment expenses

How to claim tax relief for employment expenses If you are an employee and you personally incur expenses in carrying out your job, you may be able to claim tax relief for those expenses. Relief is only available for employment expenses that you must incur, rather ...

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Filing 2021/22 expenses and benefits returns

Filing 2021/22 expenses and benefits returns Employers who provided their employees with taxable expenses and benefits in 2021/22 need to report these to HMRC by 6 July 2022, unless they have been payrolled or included within a PAYE Settlement Agreement. Taxable expense...

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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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Directors’ loans – which loan should you repay first?

Directors’ loans – which loan should you repay first? In a personal or family company the director will often borrow money from the company, this is known as a 'Directors Loan'. This can be an easy source of finance, and also one that can be tax efficient as, if you ti...

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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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Using your annual exempt amount for 2021/22

Using your annual exempt amount for 2021/22 All individuals are entitled to an annual exempt amount for capital gains tax purposes. Net gains (chargeable gains less allowable losses) for the tax year are free of capital gain tax to the extent that they are covered by the a...

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