Posts Tagged: expert

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 »

Tax Relief When Working From Home

HMRC allows some generous tax reliefs for both employees and the self employed who are working from home. If you are working from home, then you may be entitled to claim tax relief. This is restricted to the purchase of items “wholly, exclusively and necessarily” for work. This may include: The additional cost of gas… Read more »

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

  The scheme is now open for applications. All major banks are offering this scheme. The scheme is delivered through commercial lenders, backed by the Government-owned British Business Bank. The CBILS guarantee is to the lender and not the business. Under this scheme, the Government provides the Lender a guarantee for 80% of the loan…. 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 »

Corona Virus Cash Help

Find out how the government is helping your business through the Corona virus.     The Chancellor announced an expansion of Business Rates Relief. The current retail discount of 50% will be increased to 100% for 2020-2021, meaning nearly half of all properties in England will pay no business rates for the year. As well… Read more »

Changes to Annual Investment Allowance

Find out how Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is changing from 31st December 2020.     AIA lets you deduct 100% of qualifying expenditure from your tax bill. It has been capped at £1,000,000 for the years 2019 and 2020. However, from 31st December 2020 the cap is being lowered to its previous level of £200,000.  … Read more »

Big Changes with Employment Allowance

The current rules on employment allowances are undergoing big changes in April 2020.     From April 2014 employers have been entitled to £3,000 off their National Insurance bill. But from April 2020, employers will only be eligible if their total secondary Class 1 NIC liability was under £100,000 in the previous tax year. This… Read more »

Big Change with Capital Gains

From 6th April 2020 there are three changes that will affect Capital Gains Tax.   Currently you file your Capital Gains Tax in your Tax Return. This means you have until the 31st January to declare it. However, from the 6th April 2020 you will have 30 days following the sale to submit your provisional… 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 »