Tag: <span>Tax</span>

ACCA announces that new tax policies announced at G7 meeting face significant challenges

Acca has reported that new tax policies announced in the recent G7 communiqué will face hurdles as the proposals are yet to be agreed by the G20 and other jurisdictions, asserting that the three foundations for a sound tax system are simplicity, certainty and stability. Achieving minimum tax level of 15% across multiple country jurisdictions…




Guide to completing your tax return

Perhaps the easiest and most pain free way to fill in your tax return is to get your accountant to do it, though of course there will be an element of hard cost attached to this. However, if you want to go down the do-it-yourself route there are some simple steps to follow: Register for…




Tax reliefs and allowances your business could benefit from

Having a team of accountants and tax advisors available can ensure you explore and apply all legal avenues of tax saving. This process won’t happen overnight. It takes planning and analysis to understand what a business qualifies for. By working closely with the right accountant, you can ensure that your business is operating as tax…




7-Year Inheritance Tax

The 7-year rule If there is any Inheritance Tax to pay on gifts you make during your lifetime, it is charged at 40% on gifts given in the 3 years before you die. Gifts made 3 to 7 years before your death are taxed on a reducing, sliding scale known as ‘taper relief’. Years between…




Bookkeeping: Capturing and organising receipts

Keep your business receipts tidy and organised using the tips in this blog to make completing your tax return a cinch. Here are our top tips for quickly and efficiently compiling, organising, and storing your business receipts. Make notes – Get into the habit of writing a quick note on receipts about what they are…




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…




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…




Common self-assessment tax return errors to avoid

Making errors with your self-assessment tax return can result in wasted time, unnecessary stress and costly penalties. Before you hit the submit button, read this blog and check that you’re not making any of these common errors on your self-assessment tax return. Not registering in time Those filling out a self-assessment tax return for the…