Cars and taxing issues
October 17, 2019

We have listed below a number of issues that you will need to consider if directors or employees use a car for business purposes.

Essentially, if the car is owned by the business any private use of the vehicle will trigger a tax charge...

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Paying tax if you are self-employed
October 15, 2019

If you are a sole trader or an individual member of a partnership you will likely be subject to income tax, and possibly National Insurance, on your earnings.

Unfortunately, tax being taxing, earnings for tax purposes may not be the...

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Disposing of a UK residential property?
October 10, 2019

UK readers who are anticipating the sale of a residential property on which a capital gains tax (CGT) charge may apply would be advised to consider the changes to the reporting and payment of this CGT charge from 6 April 2020.

The...

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An update for hauliers
October 8, 2019

If you are involved in the transport of goods to and from the EU HMRC have posted useful guidance on what you will need to do to accommodate a no-deal Brexit on 31st of this month.

The guidance can be downloaded as a PDF from Read More...

Tax Diary October/November 2019
October 4, 2019

1 October 2019 - Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 December 2018.

19 October 2019 - PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 October 2019. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 October...

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The loan charge controversy continues
October 4, 2019

The following press release was published by HMRC last month. Extracts are reproduced below:

Sir Amyas Morse, the former Comptroller and Auditor General and Chief Executive of the National Audit Office (NAO), will lead an...

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Enjoy a tax-free Christmas bash
October 4, 2019

Follow the outline below to ensure that the cost of your annual staff party will not create tax issues for you or your staff.

  1. The event must be open to all employees at a specific location.
  2. An annual Christmas party, or...

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Property tax changes from April 2020
October 4, 2019

Although the Brexit process continues to throw a spanner into the normal workings of government, there are a few certainties from a tax point of view that will be effective from April 2020. A few property related changes are noted in this...

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About face by HMRC
October 4, 2019

Last month we reported the changes that CIS, VAT registered contractors and sub-contractors were about to face with the introduction of the “reverse charge” process from 1 October 2019.

Shortly after our newsletter was...

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Do you need to file a tax return?
October 3, 2019

The following guidelines are reproduced from the government’s website:

You must send a tax return if, in the last tax year (6 April to 5 April), you were: