Latest Blogs in Business Tax
Paul Jefferson
14th June 2022 VAT Penalty Changes

A new penalty regime will come into effect for VAT periods starting on or after 1 January 2023. The changes will impact the charges for missing VAT filing and payment deadlines and will be replacing the current surcharge system. These changes place continued importance on being up to date with your VAT returns, aware of…

Liz Simpson
13th June 2022 NIC: All Change!

HMRC Changes to the National Insurance contributions for 2022-2023 tax year, are you confused? Due to the COVID-19 strain on the NHS, the government announced that they would be increasing the National Insurance contributions by 1.25% as a means to increase spending on health and social care. The Health and Social Care Levy was applied…

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…

Fiona Mann
6th April 2022 2022-23 Tax Rates

Summary of tax rates, allowances, etc, for the new tax year, as announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak MP, plus a brief commentary from our tax group: Whitings LLP tax card 2022

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…