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NIC thresholds change in July

June 26, 2022

National Insurance Contributions (NIC) rates increased for everyone by 1.25 percentage points from 6 April 2022, but the thresholds from which employee NIC are payable are being raised significantly from 6 July 2022 (see table). This means that most employees will have more NIC deducted from their pay in April to June and more low

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Back To The Future?

June 26, 2022

Back To The Future? It is a tough time for both families and businesses, with higher prices and staff shortages causing difficulties that are witnessed every day, from supermarkets to airports. Those under fifty will struggle to remember such difficult economic times, with inflation at a 40-year high. On 26th May, the Chancellor announced the

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Don’t miss tax deadlines

December 7, 2021

Don’t miss tax deadlines If you miss the deadline for filing your self-assessment tax return (31 January for online filing) you will be charged a £100 penalty. If the return is filed more than three months late, an additional £10 per day is charged and, after six months, another penalty is incurred (the higher of

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A family view

December 7, 2021

A family view In the UK, everyone is taxed as an individual, but social security benefits, including tax credits and Universal Credit, are awarded on the basis of the family’s total income. Child Benefit is clawed back based on the income of the higher earner in a couple, irrespective of who receives it. Families with

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Working from home

Allowances for homeworking

October 13, 2021

Allowances for homeworking  If your employees are required to work from home, even on a part-time basis, you can pay them a tax-free allowance of £6 per week. This allowance is designed to compensate for additional electricity, gas or water consumed while working at home. Where the employee uses their own telephone for business, you

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Electric cars and vans

October 13, 2021

Electric cars and vans  Now could be a good time for your company to invest in an electric car or van, as there are generous tax reliefs available. A purely electric car qualifies for a 100% first year allowance (FYA) if it is acquired before 1 April 2025. This means that it is deductible fully

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Tax credit renewals

Tax credit renewals

October 13, 2021

Everyone who claims Working or Child-related Tax Credits should have received a Tax Credits renewal pack for the year 2021/22 from HMRC by now. If you haven’t received your renewal pack, please contact HMRC without delay on 0345 300 3900. Where your income has reduced permanently as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, check that your

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Furnished holiday lets

Furnished holiday lets

August 2, 2021

Landlords who let holiday accommodation have largely been left out of the covid-related business support. Where the property was registered for business rates, the owner qualified for some small local authority grants, but other landlords received nothing. Holiday letting businesses have also suffered from the various lock-downs that restricted travel across the country. This has

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Child benefit clawed back

Child benefit clawed back

July 28, 2021

Child Benefit is a universal benefit; every family with a child under 16 (20 if the child is in approved education or training) is entitled to receive it. However, since 2013, Child Benefit has been clawed back from certain higher rate taxpayers by means of a tax charge. This tax charge applies where the higher

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Beware of IR35 traps

July 28, 2021

Where a contractor operates via their own personal services company (PSC), work performed for large or medium-sized clients in the private sector may now fall under the ‘off-payroll working rules. This is a new version of IR35, which requires the end client to decide whether there is a deemed employment relationship for tax purposes with

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