Posts Tagged: UK pension

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 »

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 Allowances When working From Home

The amount you can claim when you work from home depends on several conditions.     The general tax rule is that deductions are only allowable where the expense has been incurred wholly and exclusively for work. This means that the tax relief can only be allowed for; The additional cost of gas and electricity… 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 »

A Christmas gift from the VAT man

The corporation tax rules for clients gifts are well known, but what about the VAT rules?     The corporation tax rules for entertaining clients or giving them gifts say that the gifts have to: Advertise to the public (i.e. a free sample) or Cost under £50 and include an advert for the company.  … 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 »

You & Auto Enrolment

There is no choice, no way round it and HMRC will not be lenient; Automatic Enrolment is a Government initiative that all employers must comply with. Whether you employ one gardener or a workforce of hundreds, Auto Enrolment is designed to help more people save for later life, through a pension scheme at work. This… Read more »