Posts Tagged: friday tip

Get back on your bike!

Find out about the Government’s new “Fix Your Bike” initiative, which aims to get the country cycling!     What is it? The Government is handing out thousands of £50 vouchers for people to get their bikes fixed. The hope is that this will boost the retail sector and get cash flowing again, as well… Read more »

Amnesty for Furlough Breaches

Find out about the Government’s amnesty for Furlough rule breakers.     What are the furlough rules? If an employee is furloughed then they cannot undertake remunerative work for the employer. This means that they cannot do any work for that employer, or a company linked to that employer. However, they can take part in… Read more »

Can Evolution and Innovation Reduce Tax?

Could you be missing out on tax relief by misinterpreting Evolution and Innovation?   Are we Innovators? If you ask most business owners if their business is at the forefront of innovation they will probably say no. However, if you ask them whether the business has kept up with the market trends to keep commercially… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »