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Leaving the VAT Flat Rate Scheme

Leaving the VAT Flat Rate Scheme The VAT Flat rate scheme is a simplified scheme for smaller businesses. Under the flat rate scheme, VAT-registered traders pay a fixed percentage of their VAT inclusive turnover to HM...

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Make use of the capital gains tax inter-spouse exemption

Make use of the capital gains tax inter-spouse exemption There are a number of tax concessions available to married couples and civil partners which recognise that their financial affairs may be interlinked. One of these concessions relates to the transfer of assets betwee...

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Using company vans for tax-free home to work travel

Using company vans for tax-free home to work travel   As a general rule, travel between home and work is regarded as private travel and if the employer meets the cost of that travel, a benefit-in-kind tax charge will be triggered. However, it is possible for employ...

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Utilising the 2019/20 dividend allowance

Utilising the 2019/20 dividend allowance The dividend allowance is quite unusual in that it is available to everyone and everyone has the same allowance. For 2019/20 the allowance is set at £2,000. In common with many allowances, it is a case of use it or lose it. ...

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Is it time to go electric? Zero charge for zero emissions car!

Zero charge for zero emission cars From 6 April 2020, the way in which carbon dioxide emissions for cars are measured is changing – moving from the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) (used for cars registered prior to 6 April 2020) to the Worldwide Light Testing Procedure...

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Don’t assume HMRC is right – check your tax calculation

Check your tax calculation Each year HMRC undertake a PAYE reconciliation for employed individuals who are not required to submit a tax return to check that the correct amount of tax has been paid. Where it has not, HMRC will send out either a P800 tax calculation or a PA3...

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Here’s how to apply for tax-free childcare

Government childcare scheme – tax-free top-up Working parents can receive a tax-free top up from the Government to help with their childcare costs. The top up is worth £500 every three months (£2,000 a year). A higher top-up of £4,000 a year (£1,000 every three mon...

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Changes to the off-payroll working rules

Changes to the off-payroll working rules -how will your business be impacted?   From 6 April 2020 the off-payroll working rules that have applied since 6 April 2017, where the end client is a public sector body, are to be extended. The changes will see the rules ex...

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Pass on your house free of inheritance tax

Pass on your house free of Inheritance Tax The introduction of the residence nil rate band (RNRB) opens up the possibility of leaving the family home to su...

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Did you know you can claim tax relief for your start up costs?

Claim a tax deduction for pre-trading expenses Setting up a new business is exciting time, but can also be a very costly time. It requires a lot of investment in regards to your time and money before you can start to reap any of the rewards. So it is very important that yo...

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