Posts Tagged: accountancy

Tax relief on pension contributions

Following HMRC’s victory in court they could reclaim millions of pounds in tax.   What contributions are there? If you are a UK taxpayer you can get tax relief on pension contributions of up to 100% of you earnings, or £40,000 whichever is lower. This means that some money that would otherwise go the tax… Read more »

Self-Employment Grant Two

Find out about the next Self-employment Support Grant.     What Is It? The Chancellor has announced a second grant for eligible self-employed people affected by Coronavirus. This will cover the period from June to August. The Chancellor also announced that this will be the LAST grant the government will give to people. Of the… Read more »

Coronavirus Business Aid

Find out what we know about how the Government plans to help your business through the Coronavirus Outbreak.     Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) CJRS means all employers will be able to access support to pay part of employee’s salaries to avoid making them redundant during this crisis. This pay will be backdated to… Read more »

Tax Expert Earns First Review on Clutch!

Accounting and financial paperwork for a company can be an additional hassle. However, with proper tax keeping and finance practices, companies can focus on maximizing their quantified sales and revenue in a highly efficient manner.    We want our clients to reach their full potential, and for them to do that, we are here to… Read more »

Claiming VAT on entertaining on Valentine’s Day

Claiming VAT on entertaining non-staff is usually not allowed, but there are certain times when you can do it.     The input VAT is usually not claimable on the costs of entertaining non-staff. This rule also applies to staff whose role is to look after the guests and make sure they enjoy themselves.   It… Read more »

New Credit Note Rules

New rules for credit notes came into effect in September 2019.     You are more likely to reduce the price of goods than increase them, for example if the goods are faulty. Credit notes can reduce the VAT accounted for on the original invoice. Since 1st September 2019 you can only reduce the output… Read more »

Is employing family tax efficient?

Putting family on your payroll can be tax efficient if HMRC allow it, but what happens if they challenge it?     For an expense to be tax deductible it has to be incurred wholly and exclusively for business purposes. If you employ your family members, this may gain HMRC’s interest.   HMRC will want… Read more »

A Christmas gift from the VAT man

The corporation tax rules for clients gifts are well known, but what about the VAT rules?     The corporation tax rules for entertaining clients or giving them gifts say that the gifts have to: Advertise to the public (i.e. a free sample) or Cost under £50 and include an advert for the company.  … Read more »

Reduce the cost of borrowing from your company

A director can borrow £10,000 from their company interest free. However, there are strict anti-avoidance rules which mean that the company has to pay.     As the director shareholder of a company the net value of assets belongs to you, however, in law the company is a separate person. This means when you take… Read more »