Posts Tagged: Micro business

Posh Log Cabin → Office → Business Expense?

Find out whether your garden office could be a business expense.     What is it? Working from home has been the dream for countless people across the country, and because of Covid-19 they have been doing, though not quite in the manner many expected. If Covid-19 continues and more people are working from home,… 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 »

Tax relief on personally owned equipment

If you have a personally owned asset which you sometimes use for business, are you entitled to a tax deduction?     HMRC has a “wholly, exclusively, and necessarily” rule, which means you can’t get tax relief for expenses if there is any non-business use. However, this rule doesn’t apply in the same way to… Read more »

Micro businesses struggle with auto-enrolment

It has been reported that micro-businesses are struggling to prepare for auto-enrolment as staging dates loom over the next coming year. The costs for auto-enrolment are estimated at £8,000 per small business, yet 40% of vulnerable small businesses believe it will cost nothing to set up whilst 11% think it will cost around £5,000. On… Read more »