Posts Tagged: tip

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 »

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 »

What Cash Help are you Entitled to?

Use this tool to see what cash help you are entitled to.     What help is there? The Government introduced the Small Business Grants Fund and the Retail, Leisure & Hospitality Grants Fund Since launch over £7 Billion in grants has been paid out to small businesses. The grants are between £10,000 and £25,000… 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 »

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 »