Category: VAT

Coronavirus Update: Tax appeal deadlines extended

HMRC has extended the period available for taxpayers to appeal a tax decision by an additional three months, in light of the current pandemic. Under normal circumstances, HMRC writes to tell individuals if they can appeal, and they usually have 30 days in which to do so. Updated guidance now states that if an individual…




Coronavirus Updates for Accountants

17 April 2020 HMRC emails two million eligible businesses login details for furlough portal Government extends furlough end date to 30 June at £50bn cost Confusion over private school fees and covid-19 lockdown closures 16 April Top tips: furlough and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme FCA remodels business plan to address coronavirus challenge Higher rate…




What is an exit strategy and why do I need one?

All good things must come to an end, and there will come a time in your life when you’re ready to either start playing a smaller part in the running of your business or say goodbye to it forever. Having a well thought out exit strategy already in place will help you to sell or…




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…




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…




Tax incentives for running electric commercial vehicles

Did you know that switching from petrol or diesel to electric commercial vehicles could help to save your business money? Businesses are under increasing pressure to find ways to work more sustainably and reduce their carbon emissions to help protect our planet. If your business runs commercial vehicles, making the switch to electric models can…




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…




What Happens When My Business Reaches VAT Status?

If your business has reached the level of VAT status, then on the one hand this is something to be celebrated. Only those businesses that exceed £85,000 in profit are required to charge VAT but while gaining this status is an indicator of business success, it does open up a some additional administrative burdens when…




ebay VAT Charges Introduced This Month

From the 1st of August Ebay will now be charging business sellers VAT for the first time, which introduces a number of potential issues for ebay traders. This means that when you receive an invoice from ebay from this month on, it will have an extra 20% in VAT added to it. While on paper…