Posts Tagged: friday

Dividend Tax

1 day to delay tax by 12 months   What is the issue? Dividends are generally taxable on the date they were received. This sounds simple, but if the tax rate changes this can be vital to avoid overpaying tax. For example, a dividend was received on the 5th April 2020, then the tax on… Read more »

Job Support Scheme

Find out about the Chancellor’s new Job Support Scheme. What is it? Although the furlough scheme is coming to an end on the 31st of October 2020, the Chancellor has announced the new job support scheme, which will run from the 1st November for 6 months. This will help to pay the wages of workers… Read more »

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 »

Tax Efficient Holiday Lets

Although the idea of jetting off on holiday might seem a long way off, the return to going on holiday will probably start with a lot more people staying in the UK.     What is it? Over the past few years, Airbnb has become an essential part of the holiday industry. The way Airbnb… 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 »

Income Tax Deferral for the Self-employed

What help is available from HMRC?     What is it? The Self-Assessment payment on account, that is ordinarily due to be paid by July 2020 may now be deferred until January 2021. This deferral is optional, and you can pay the second payment normally if you wish, to avoid a large payment in January… Read more »

Some workers may be better off thanks to furlough

Find out how employees could be better off thanks to the Government’s furlough scheme.     What is furlough? The Government’s furlough scheme allows companies to retain staff through the Coronavirus, whist the government pays up to 80% of the employee’s wages.   How can employees be better off? During the period of furlough the… 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 »

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 »