Category: Tax Returns

Bookkeeping tasks to complete in January

January is a great time to review your bookkeeping processes and get your business’ finances organised for the new year. For many businesses, January is a quiet time of year that is best used to review performance and processes and plan and prepare for the year ahead. Complete the following bookkeeping tasks in January to…




Plans to cut corporation tax put on hold

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the planned cuts to corporation tax are to be put on hold. On 1st April 2020, corporation tax was due to fall from 19% to 17%. However, in the run up to the December general election, Conservative party leader Boris Johnson has announced that this cut to corporation…




What changes are being made to capital gains tax on property in April 2020?

From April 2020 the rules surrounding capital gains tax on the sale of residential property will be changing, are you prepared? The proposed changes were announced by former Chancellor Phillip Hammond in the 2018 Budget and are due to come into effect on 6th April 2020. The main changes relate to: Timescale for payment of…




Is your business’ payroll affecting retention rates?

Mistakes or inefficiencies in your company payroll could be having a negative effect on retention rates and employee wellbeing. A recent study conducted by an independent research firm and commissioned by Zellis, found that 21% of Brits have changed jobs after being paid late or inaccurately by their employer. The research found that a shocking…




What can contractors do to avoid falling inside of IR35?

Contractors can use the tips and advice in this blog to prevent their contracts from falling inside of the IR35 legislation. IR35 is a tax legislation that was introduced to tackle tax avoidance by contractors acting as ‘disguised employees’. Contractors deemed to be outside of IR35 receive limited company tax benefits, whereas those deemed to…




Did you know that you can claim for these expenses on your tax return?

If you’re self-employed, make sure you know what business costs you can claim for on your tax return to avoid paying more than is necessary in expenses. Whether you rent your own office or work from home, running your own business can be expensive. Luckily, a lot of the costs incurred when setting up and…




Who can claim Entrepreneur’s Relief?

Claiming Entrepreneur’s Relief could save you a substantial amount of money in capital gains tax. Entrepreneur’s Relief is a government scheme that was introduced in 2008 as an incentive to encourage entrepreneurship. The scheme reduces the amount of Capital Gains Tax paid by individuals disposing of business assets to just 10%. Individuals that meet the…




How are landlords taxed for rental properties?

If you’re a landlord, it is your responsibility to pay tax on the income you receive from your rental properties. Managing rental properties can be a lucrative full-time job, or a small second income, either way the profits you earn will be liable to income tax. Income tax is due on your total profit once…




Income tax rates for the new 2019/2020 tax year

April marks the start of the new tax year, and all businesses and employees should ensure that they understand what has changed and how they will be affected. The changes to this year’s tax rates were announced by Chancellor Phillip Hammond in the Autumn 2018 Budget and came into effect on April 6th2019. Make sure…




What is IR35 and how can it affect the tax a contractor pays?

Contractors falling inside of IR35 could see their net income reduced by up to 30%, so it’s important to have a good understanding of what IR35 is and how it works. In a bid to encourage entrepreneurship, the government offers tax benefits to contractors working as limited companies to reduce the risks involved with setting…