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Government nudges local authorities

27/01/2022 – The Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has written a letter to local authorities in England urging them to help support businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors as efficiently as possible. Just before Christmas, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced a support package for businesses most impacted … More...

Filing obligations for private limited companies

27/01/2022 – It is important that anyone responsible for the accounts and tax filing regime for private limited companies is aware of their obligations. After the end of its financial year, a private limited company must prepare full annual accounts and a company tax return. The deadline for filing the first set of accounts with Companies House is 21 … More...

Tax and customs duties for goods sent from abroad

27/01/2022 – There are special rules to help ensure that goods sent from abroad are taxed appropriately and to ensure that UK businesses supplying goods in the UK, for example by having to compete with VAT free imports, are not disadvantaged. This includes goods that are new or used and bought online, bought abroad, and shipped to the UK and goods … More...

How CIS off-set works in practice

27/01/2022 – The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) is a set of special rules for tax and National Insurance for those working in the construction industry. Businesses in the construction industry are known as 'contractors' and 'subcontractors' and should be aware of the tax implications of the scheme. Under the scheme, contractors are required to … More...

Who should register for Plastic Packaging Tax

27/01/2022 – The new Plastic Packaging Tax will come into effect from 1 April 2022. The tax will not apply to any plastic packaging which contains at least 30% recycled plastic, or any packaging which is not predominantly plastic by weight. The tax will be charged at a rate of £200 per metric tonne and will apply to packaging with less than 30% … More...

VAT Flat Rate Scheme exclusions

27/01/2022 – The VAT Flat Rate scheme has been designed to simplify the way a business accounts for VAT and in so doing reduce the administration costs of complying with VAT legislation. Using the Flat Rate scheme, businesses pay VAT as a fixed percentage of their VAT inclusive turnover. The actual percentage used depends on the type of business. The … More...

Tax Diary February/March 2022

27/01/2022 – 1 February 2022 - Due date for Corporation Tax payable for the year ended 30 April 2021. 19 February 2022 - PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 February 2022 (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 February 2022). 19 February 2022 - Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly return for the month ended 5 February … More...

Leaving gifts to charity in your Will

20/01/2022 – The government introduced new rules to encourage charitable giving on death in 2012. The rule which has remained unchanged ever since means that a reduced rate of Inheritance Tax (IHT) of 36% (reduced from 40%) applies where 10% or more of a deceased’s net estate is left to charity. The lower rate applies where 10% or more of the ‘net … More...

Tax relief for working from home

20/01/2022 – If you are an employee working from home, you may be able to claim tax relief for some of the bills you pay that are related to your work. Employers can reimburse employees for the additional household expenses incurred through regularly working at home. The relief covers expenses such as business telephone calls or heating and … More...

Replacement of domestic items in let property

20/01/2022 – The replacement of domestic items relief has been in place since April 2016. The relief allows landlords to claim tax relief when they replace movable furniture, furnishings, household appliances and kitchenware in a rental property. The allowance is available for the cost of domestic items such as free-standing wardrobes, curtains, … More...

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