Posts By: Ilyas Patel

Donate Unwanted Presents, Pay Less Tax…

(2 Minute Read) Tax relief on unwanted Christmas gifts! What is it? If you’ve got some unwanted presents you could claim tax relief for them. To do this you can’t just give the unwanted socks to charity. This is because the legislation for the Gift Aid scheme says it is “Relief for some gifts of… Read more »

New Recovery Loans Scheme 2021!

(1 Minute Read) Plans for a new loan scheme for small businesses up to £10m… What is it? A new taxpayer-funded loan scheme is being drawn up by the Treasury. The new scheme will be aimed at increasing small business lending to help recovery from the pandemic. The new scheme is set to replace the… Read more »

Furlough Over Christmas!

(2 Minute Read) Furlough claims over the Christmas holidays… Can I use furlough for holiday leave? Furlough, or the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), can only be used if an employer can’t keep their normal workforce because of Covid-19. You can’t furlough an employee just for their holidays. However, if an employee is flexibly furloughed… Read more »

Concessions from HMRC

(4 Minute Read) Here are the concessions HMRC has made during COVID-19. Self-Assessment Tax Returns for the 2018/2019 year which are filed more than three months late will not be subject to daily penalties, however, all other filing penalties will be charged, unless you can show a reasonable excuse. If the 2018/2019 Tax Return was… Read more »

Tax Changes to Private Residence Relief

(2 Minute Read) Find out about HMRC’s changes to Private Residence Relief. What’s changing? Until 5th April 2020, where a home was transferred between spouses, the recipient inherited the spouse’s ownership history, but only as long as the property was the transferring spouse’s only or main residence at the time of transfer. This would mean… Read more »

Have a Virtual Office Party on the Taxman.

(2 Minute Read) Find out how you can still have your office party at the taxman’s Expense! What are the normal rules? The event must be primarily for entertaining staff and must be open to all staff. If you have multiple locations it must be open to all staff in that location. The total cost… Read more »

Coronavirus Cash Pot

(4 Minute Read) Claim your fair share before it’s too late! Employers and Employees A. Working From Home Working from home. Employees may have to work from home due to the Coronavirus. Any additional costs which arise because of this can either be reimbursed by the employer, or tax relief can be claimed directly from… Read more »

Lending Your Company Money

(2-Minute Read) Find out about the implications of lending your company money  Can I lend my business money? Most small companies start trading with money borrowed from the directors, which can later be paid back. These loans are typically done through informal “director’s loans”. This loan doesn’t have to be in the form of money,… Read more »

Working From Home Tax Refund

Find out how you could get a tax refund whilst working from home. How much can I get? Where these conditions are met, the employee can receive up to £6 per week from their employer without having to provide supporting evidence for the cost. The costs covered by these payments include the extra cost of:… Read more »

Job Retention Bonus

Find out how you could get a bonus for keeping furloughed employees. What is it? The Government announced that as a one off bonus to employers, they can claim £1,000 for every employee who they had furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), and who is kept employed until January 2021. This Job Retention… Read more »