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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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Is it worth registering for VAT voluntarily?

Is it worth registering for VAT voluntarily? You must register for VAT if your VAT taxable turnover for the last 12 months exceeded the VAT registration threshold of £85,000, or if you expect your turnover in the next 30 days to exceed this amount. However, while you are ...

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Five tax-efficient ways to extract profits

Five tax-efficient ways to extract profits If you operate your business as a personal or family company, you will need to extract some or all of the profits if you wish to use them personally. When it comes to tax, not all profit extraction methods are equal. While persona...

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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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Help if you are struggling to meet your tax bills

Help if you are struggling to meet your tax bills Inflation is at a ten-year high and the ensuing cost of living crisis means that many people may be struggling to pay the tax that they owe. If this is you, what can you do about it? While it may be tempting to bury your...

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Transferring assets between spouses

Transferring assets between spouses Although spouses and civil partners are taxed independently, there are some tax breaks available. One of these is the ability for spouses and civil partners to transfer assets between them at a value that for capital gains tax gives rise...

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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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Involuntary strike-off: what can you do?

Involuntary strike-off: what can you do? The registrar of companies has the power to strike a company off a register if the registrar has reasonable cause to believe that the company is no longer carrying on a business or is in operation. This is known as an 'involuntary s...

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Pros and cons of the VAT flat rate scheme

Pros and cons of the VAT flat rate scheme The flat rate scheme offers VAT registered traders who meet the eligibility conditions a simpler way to work out the VAT that they need to pay over to HMRC. However, while it may save work, it may also cost more than working out VA...

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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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