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Tax Diary July/August 2022

1 July 2022 - Due date for corporation tax due for the year ended 30 September 2021. 6 July 2022 - Complete and submit forms P11D return of benefits and expenses and P11D(b) return of Class 1A NICs. 19 July...

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Tax gap running at 5%

HMRC published a report last month that acknowledges it was only able to recover 95% of the taxes assessed for 2020-21. In monetary terms, the tax gap for the 2020-21 tax year is £32 billion. At 5.1%, there has been...

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New protection for tenants

The government has announced their intention to radically overhaul the rights of tenants. The changes announced include: For tenants Helping the most vulnerable by outlawing blanket bans on renting to families with children or those in receipt of benefits. For...

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Not so trivial benefits

The trivial benefits exemption allows you to provide benefits to employees without your employee suffering a tax charge on the benefit. Likewise, there is no Class 1A National Insurance for you, the employer, to pay. To count as ‘trivial’ for...

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Loss of personal allowance

If your taxable income exceeds £100,000 you will suffer a reduction in your personal tax allowance. For every £2 that your income exceeds £100,000, £1 will be knocked off your allowance. The reduction is progressive and means that once your...

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Coping with inflation

Finance Secretary Kate Forbes, of the Scottish government, made a number of suggestions to help households and businesses who are struggling to cope with inflation.   With inflation reaching a 40-year high of 9 per cent, and forecast to rise...

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Concerns about Repayment Agents

New measures to stop rip-off agents taking advantage of people by pocketing their tax repayments have been proposed by HMRC. To achieve this, HMRC have launched a 12-week consultation Raising standards in tax advice: Protecting customers claiming tax repayments to...

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Nothing to declare

Downsizing business operations is a perfectly acceptable response to economic pressures, and this may lead to an absence of activity for a period of time. This would have been the likely experience of businesses subject to recent lockdown restrictions.  ...

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Proposed new deal for private renters

The fairer private rented sector white paper published 16 June 2022, will ensure millions of families benefit from living in decent, well looked-after homes as part of the biggest shake up of the private rented sector in 30 years. The...

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Seeing is believing?

It is no longer certain that if you receive a letter, email, text or phone call – purporting to be the tax office or some similar, regulatory authority – that it is a genuine communication.   Red flags should be...

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