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Vanessa Pearson
2nd December 2021 Tax exemption of Christmas parties/gifts

Businesses may be hoping they can hold their annual Christmas parties this month. Providing the event is annual, open to all employees and the total cost, including VAT, is less than £150 per person (including non employee guest attendees), this will be a non-taxable benefit in kind (ie free of PAYE tax and National Insurance…

Ian Piper
1st December 2021 COVID: Business interruption insurance claims?

Those businesses with comprehensive commercial insurance cover will possibly be covered for ‘business interruption’. This cover will typically include costs/losses arising from events that close or severely disrupt operations. The COVID pandemic has already led to many claims under this. The insurance industry (as you might expect?) has warned that few policies are likely to…

Ian Piper
4th November 2021 Super early retirement? – Not if under 47 now

The government is to increase the earliest age pension savers can access their pension pots from 55 to 57, wef 6 April 2028. Members of the firefighters, police and armed forces public service schemes will not be affected by this increase.

Keri John
20th October 2021 Xero – Assigning Bills to Customers

You can now assign bills to customers in Xero!   This makes it easier to allocate expenses occurred during a job to the correct customer.   Perfect for Estate Agents, event planners and more.   When creating a bill to pay onto Xero there is an option to ‘assign the bill to a customer’. You…

Ian Piper
24th September 2021 Covid Support: End to most measures

When COVID directly impacted upon the UK in Spring 2020, the Government introduced a range of measures specifically targeted to help SME businesses survive the expected period of financial strain. Such businesses should now be planning ahead for when this support is gradually withdrawn: 21-Jun-21 Deadline for arranging with HMRC when to repay COVID related…

Stephen Malkin
23rd September 2021 MTD Delay

Making tax digital (MTD) for income tax is being delayed, originally due to come in from 6 April 2023 this has now been delayed. New proposed timetable: 6 April 2024: MTD for individual landlords with >£10k pa of rental income. 6 April 2025: MTD for general partnerships. No sooner than 2026: MTD for corporation tax.…

Vanessa Pearson
26th March 2021 6 April: A Guide to Off-Payroll Working Tax Rules

The proposed new rules apply regarding who determines IR35 status for freelancers hired by medium and large companies are imminent. Our Brief Guide will help find out how this affects you and what you can do: A Brief Guide to Off-Payroll Working Blog entry by: Vanessa Pearson

Ruth Pearson
25th February 2021 HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates

HMRC have issued the new advisory fuel rates (AFR) which come into effect from 1st March 2021.   They have increased by 1p per mile for petrol and diesel vehicles with engines of 1400-2000cc reflecting a small increase in fuel prices over the last quarter.   The advisory electricity rate for fully electric cars remains…

Millie Hunt
26th November 2020 Deferral of VAT payments

At the start of the pandemic, HMRC allowed businesses with a VAT liability falling due between 20 March and 30 June 2020 to defer their payment. Over half a million businesses benefitted from the measure, deferring more than £28 billion in VAT payments.   Originally, businesses were required to pay the deferred VAT in full…

Ian Piper
14th April 2020 Home Working: What expenses can employees reclaim?

As a consequence of the Covid-19 lock down, most employees who are able to work from home, and who have not been furloughed, are now working from their private study, spare bedroom, dining room table, etc. So what home expenses can these employees reclaim, tax free, from their employer:   Supply of a mobile phone…