Latest Blogs in Business Tax
Vanessa Pearson
4th May 2022 Taxation of Cryptocurrency gains

Similar to share dealings, you must declare any gains or losses from cryptocurrency investments on your personal tax return. It is important to keep records of dates, currency type, amounts bought or sold, and the value. There are several software options that can assist you with this; the best will include converting the currency to…

Bethan Hassey
8th April 2022 Reduced rate of VAT for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions comes to an end!

In July 2020 the government announced that VAT registered business who operate in the hospitality and tourism industry could use a temporary 5% reduced rate of VAT on certain supplies compared to the standard 20% to help them through the Coronavirus pandemic.   The scheme had been extended multiple times, and from 1 October 2021…

Richard Alecock
8th April 2022 Basis period reform

From the 2024/25 tax year, HMRC are looking to tax profits of unincorporated businesses on a tax year basis, rather than on the accounting year (or period) basis, effectively removing the current basis period rules.   Therefore, any unincorporated businesses without a 31 March or 5 April year end will be affected by these changes.…

Mike Blackledge
7th April 2022 P11d’s, ATED & Form 42 Returns: Now due to HMRC

Although a business may have an accounting year which doesn’t end on 5 April each year, they will still be required to submit various returns to HMRC on a tax year basis. Compliance is now an extremely important aspect of any business, with deadlines, fines and indeed penalties being applied where dates are missed, or…

Richard Alecock
4th April 2022 MP’s urge HMRC to crack down on unpaid taxes due to pandemic

During the first lockdown HMRC paused most debt collection activities, which has contributed to the total UK tax debt of £39bn according to The Public Accounts Committee. HMRC have stated, “We are recouping debt safely, taking into account customers’ circumstances and making repayments affordable. It’s in no-one’s interests to push viable businesses into insolvency when…

Mike Blackledge
23rd March 2022 The Spring Statement and businesses

A Spring statement isn’t a budget, but this Spring statement felt like a mini budget in terms of the immediate announcements that will come into effect and also those that will be happening in a few months’ time. Spring Statement 2022 What has been in the Chancellor’s favour has been the strength of the UK…

Nick Edgley
23rd March 2022 Shielding you during an HMRC Investigation – Our Tax Enquiry and Investigation Service

HMRC police the tax system by investigating the accuracy of tax returns, VAT returns, payroll, etc via targeted, or random, tax enquiries. With a budget deficit of over £355 billion we fully expect HMRC to raise more enquiries this year to increase tax revenues. You will want to be in a position to ensure that…

Ben Beech
21st March 2022 Extension of plug-in van and truck grants

The government have announced that they will be extending their plug-in van and truck grants for another two years to spring 2025, there will also be changes to the existing plug-in vehicle grants applicable for the funding of larger trucks.   From 1 April 2022, the threshold to claim the small truck grant of up…

Ruth Pearson
28th February 2022 New HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates

HMRC have released their latest Advisory Fuel Rates to be used from 1st March 2022.   These rates should be used when you:-   Reimburse employees for business travel in their company cars Need employees to repay the cost of fuel used for private travel   Rates The advisory electricity rate for fully electric cars…

Jeannette Hume
3rd February 2022 R&D tax relief: New anti-abuse rules

As R&D tax relief rules are arguably the most generous on the UK tax statute book, it is perhaps no surprise that HMRC consider that there is much abuse going on. For every £1 that a corporate taxpayer claims as an eligible R&D spend, their corporation tax bill is reduced by 43.7p (ie, not the…