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Not so trivial benefits

From 6 April 2016, you don’t have to pay tax or NIC on a benefit provided to an employee if: it costs you £50 or less to provide (or the average cost per employee if a benefit is provided to a group of employees and it is impracticable to work out the exact cost per…
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Investing in your business is still tax effective

If you crunch the numbers, and decide that investing in new technology, a new van, or other equipment will make a positive difference to your bottom line profits, and in a reasonable time-frame, the next question to ask is – what difference will the initial purchase make to your tax bill? As long as the…
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Affected by severe weather or flooding

It is unfortunate that HMRC have designated the 31 January as the filing deadline for self-assessment purposes as we are more likely to be adversely affected by extreme weather events at this time of the year. There are not many businesses that can continue to trade if their premises, equipment or stock have been affected…
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Dividend tax reminder

From 6 April 2016, any dividends you receive up to £5,000 are tax-free. Dividends received in excess of this amount will be taxed as follows. If they form part of your: ·         Basic rate tax band – taxed at 7.5% ·         Higher rate tax band – taxed at 32.5% ·         Additional rate – taxed at…
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Companies House filing deadlines and penalties

A reminder that you will have to pay penalties if you don’t file your accounts with Companies House by the appropriate filing deadline. Generally speaking, accounts will need to be filed nine months after a company’s financial year end. The penalties for private limited companies are set out below. The penalties apply after the expiry…
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Cherie Blair leads failed High Court bid

The removal of mortgage interest relief from tax deductibles for the UK’s buy to let landlords is set to begin its remorseless impact on landlord’s cash flow from April 2017. For Steve Bolton and Chris Cooper, this tax change was step too far. They approached Cherie Blair QC, to argue for a judicial review of…
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Are you paying rates on second homes or empty property

You may like to check out the following points. In many cases it would seem that local authorities have overall control over who can, or cannot, claim for reduced rates. Second homes You may pay less Council Tax for a property you own or rent that’s not your main home. Councils can give furnished second…
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Tax Diary October/November 2016

1 October 2016 - Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 December 2015.   19 October 2016 - PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 October 2016. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 October 2016.)   19 October 2016 - Filing deadline for the…
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Claiming back pre-trading costs

Generally speaking, any business expenditure that you make up to seven years before you actually start trading, is treated for tax purposes as if it was incurred on the first day of trading. This expenditure includes rent, rates, insurance, wages and other costs that you have had to pay. You can also claim capital allowances…
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Claiming back pre-registration VAT

The good news is you can reclaim VAT added to certain expenditure that was paid out prior to your business registration for VAT. HMRC’s instructions on this issue confirm: There is a time limit for backdating claims for VAT paid before registration. From your date of registration, the time limit is: 4 years for goods…
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