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Corporation tax – are you ‘associated’?

Corporation tax – are you ‘associated’? The corporation tax rules are changing from 1 April 2023, and the amount that a company will pay will depend on the level of its profits, and also whether or not it has any associated companies. Briefly, from 1 April 2023, c...

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Plan capital expenditure to benefit from time-limited reliefs

Plan capital expenditure to benefit from time-limited reliefs Unincorporated businesses and companies planning capital expenditure projects need to be aware of some time-limited reliefs. Timing capital expenditure to benefit from these reliefs can be financially beneficial...

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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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Corporation tax increases soon to take effect

Corporation tax increases soon to take effect Corporation tax is being reformed and companies with profits of more than £50,000 will pay corporation tax at a higher rate than they do now. While the changes do not come into effect for a year, applying from the financial ye...

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Is it worthwhile making additional pension contributions before 6 April 2022?

Is it worthwhile making additional pension contributions before 6 April 2022? It is prudent to plan ahead for retirement and tax breaks are available to encourage savings into a registered pension scheme. Contributions into a registered pension scheme attract tax relief...

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Reporting Covid-19 Support Payments on your tax return

Reporting Covid-19 Support Payments on your tax return If you are self-employed and you received Covid-19 support payments during the pandemic, you may need to report these on your self-assessment tax return. If you are an employee and you were furloughed and received f...

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New reduced rate of VAT for hospitality and leisure

New reduced rate of VAT for hospitality and leisure The hospitality and leisure industry were particularly hard hit by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns. To help the industry recover they benefitted from a reduced rate of VAT of 5% from 15 July ...

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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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How are dividends taxed?

Understanding how dividends are taxed Dividends have their own tax rules and their own rates of tax. The rules and the rates apply in the same way regardless of whether the dividends are paid from your personal or family company as part of a profit extraction strategy, or ...

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The Autumn Budget 2021

The Autumn Budget 2021 Our summary focuses on the tax measures which may affect you, your family and your business. To help you decipher what was said we have included our own comments. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ...

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