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Next step your business

February 5, 2023

If you are wondering whether, or when, you should dispose of your business, a sensible first step is to form an outline plan. The sale of a successful trading company will generate a capital gain. This would normally be taxed at 20% after deduction of your annual exemption, which is £12,300 for 2022/23, but only £6,000

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Tax relief from Research and Development

February 5, 2023

Companies that invent new production methods or products can claim enhanced tax relief for the Research and Development (R&D) costs.   The enhanced expenditure scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) increases qualifying expenditure by 130%. So that for every £100 spent, the company enjoys a deduction of £230 from taxable profits. This may create

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Rent-a-room relief

February 5, 2023

When you let rooms in your own home as residential accommodation, you can receive the rent tax-free if it falls within the limits for rent-a-room relief. This relief is currently capped at gross rents of £7,500 per year. Where more than one person receives the rent from the property, each person has a tax-free exemption for rent

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Accelerate tax relief!

February 5, 2023

The end of the accounting period for your business is a key point for tax planning. You can save or delay tax by advancing the acquisition of assets to before the end of your accounting period. This permits you to claim the capital allowances associated with those assets earlier. If you trade through a company,

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Working at home

Working at home

February 5, 2023

Where you are required to work at home, your employer can pay you a tax-free allowance of £6 per week (or £26 per month). This allowance is to cover the additional costs incurred by using your home as a workplace. Such as heat, light, metered water, insurance and broadband fees. If your employer doesn’t pay

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Review your mix of income

February 5, 2023

All interest you receive is taxable, unless it is from an ISA, but banks and building societies don’t deduct tax from interest paid to individuals. For most taxpayers the rate of tax payable on that interest is 0%, so no tax is in fact due. This nil tax rate applies where your savings income falls

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Give and save

February 5, 2023

Giving to charity under Gift Aid can result in a lower tax bill for the donor. Making a Gift Aid donation will reduce your tax bill for the year in which the donation is made if your total income is above the 40% threshold (£50,270 for 2022/23). Taxpayers who are resident in Scotland can save tax

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Electric vehicles are still tax-efficient

February 5, 2023

The taxable benefit for using an electric company car for private journeys is currently calculated at 2% of its list price. If you chose a hybrid company car, models that can drive at least 130 miles on electric power also currently carry a taxable benefit of just 2% of list price. However, these benefit levels

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Prepare for higher dividend tax 2023/24

February 5, 2023

The tax you pay on dividends increased by 1.25 percentage points from 6 April 2022; these higher rates will remain in place for 2023/24. The dividend allowance in 2023/2024 will be cut from £2,000 to £1,000 on 6 April 2023 and cut again to £500 in April 2024. This is due to the higher dividend

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Benefits-in-kind

February 5, 2023

Where employees are required to work at home, their employer may provide office equipment or pay to boost the employee’s home internet service. Generally, these costs are not taxable on the employee if there is no significant private use of the asset or service. In some certain cases, an employee can avoid being taxed on

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