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Employment of someone to work in your home

Paying someone to act as your nanny, housekeeper or gardener may result in you being considered an employer. In turn, this may involve you needing to meet statutory employment rights and deducting any tax or National Insurance contributions from their...

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Are you eligible for local authority grants?

A reminder that business in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors in England may be due support funding from their local authority. Recently, local authorities were reminded by government that they needed to process grants quickly. Extracts from a letter...

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Self-employed tax twisters

We are often asked why a self-employed person is paying so much tax when their drawings from their self-employed business are minimal. The reason for this is that sole traders and partners (individuals) pay tax on the profits they earn...

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Landlords and tax – the basics

The following definitions set out how property income is calculated and taxed: Rental income – includes rents, amounts received to cover use of furniture, cleaning of communal areas, hot water, heating and repairs to property. Allowable expenses – any expense...

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More time to file tax returns and pay tax due

HMRC is responding to the pressures we all feel as the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, makes normal life difficult once more. The offer by HMRC is generous. Basically, they have announced that taxpayers who have still not filed their self-assessment...

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Are you registered to use MTD for VAT?

Businesses are reminded to take steps to prepare for Making Tax Digital for Value Added Tax (VAT) before it becomes mandatory for all VAT-registered businesses from 1 April this year. Making Tax Digital is designed to help businesses eliminate common...

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Don\’t forget to declare COVID-19 grants

HMRC have issued the following guidance to taxpayers who may have received COVID-19 grants during the 2020-21 tax year. “If you claimed Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) or received Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme grants, you’ll need to include details of...

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Will your earnings exceed any of these amounts in 2021-22?

£100,000 - Loss of income tax personal allowance Your income tax personal allowance - £12,570 for 2021-22 – will be reduced by £1 for every £2 your adjusted net income exceeds £100,000. If your projected earnings for the current tax...

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Lockdown survival tactics

We have listed below a number of ideas that might ease your progress through any continuing COVID-19 related disruption during 2022. The following comments are not advice. Every business is different so please call if you have concerns due to...

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January is tax payment time

As you will see from the tax diary notes this month, there are two significant tax payment deadlines this month. 1 January 2022 – Companies with a 31 March 2021 year end date will need to settle their Corporation Tax...

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