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Cycle to work tax-free

Cycle to work tax-free As the cost-of-living crisis deepens, many employees are looking to save money. One option is to cut the cost of the commute by cycling to work. There can be tax benefits for this too. Exemption for employer-provided cycles...

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Five ways to save inheritance tax

Five ways to save inheritance tax Inheritance tax is often described as a voluntary tax. While most of us do not know in advance when we are going to die, there are steps that you can take to reduce the amount of inheritance tax on your estate. Here are five suggestions. ...

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Tax relief for bad debts

Tax relief for bad debts Bad debts are a fact of business life and most businesses will suffer a bad debt from time to time. This may be because the customer goes out of business after the work has been done or the goods have been supplied, or runs into financial difficult...

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Is paying mileage allowances at the approved rate still a good idea?

Is paying mileage allowances at the approved rate still a good idea? Where an employee uses their own vehicle for business journeys, their employer can cover the associated costs by paying a mileage allowance. As long as the allowance does not exceed that payable at the ap...

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Use simplified expenses to save work

Use simplified expenses to save work A lot of time and paperwork can be saved by claiming expenses using the simplified rates, rather than recording and deducting actual costs. However, if the deduction is considerably higher using actual costs, the additional time investm...

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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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Tax relief for pre-trading expenses

Tax relief for pre-trading expenses There is a lot of preparation involved in setting up a business, and costs will be incurred, which may be substantial. Tax legislation recognises that pre-trading expenses are inevitable for many businesses. Pre-trading expenses may incl...

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Electric charging points – Is there a tax liability?

Electric charging points – Is there a tax liability? As part of the Government’s push to encourage drivers to ‘go electric’, the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, announced an extension to a £50 million Government fund to install electric charge ...

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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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How to keep your Christmas party tax free

Keeping the Christmas party tax-free Last year, the Covid-19 pandemic and national lockdown took the annual Christmas party (other than virtual ones) off the agenda. This year, there may be a temptation to make up for lost time. How can you celebrate the festive season wit...

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