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Spring Budget: The SME wish-list?

With the 6th March Budget just around the corner, many SME business owners are beginning to wonder what’s in Mr Hunt’s red ministerial box, which got us thinking, ‘what might the SME wish-list look like in the ideal world?’   There are 2 reasons to be a little more optimistic than usual this time around:…

Selling Your Garden: Tax Implications

Thinking of selling your garden? Then make sure you read this…   You may be thinking of selling off some surplus land to a developer. If this is part of your garden, you might be thinking it’s tax free because it’s attached to your home. However, before you agree any sale, it’s important to understand…

Company Law Changes: Are You Ready?

Since The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act (ECCTA) received royal assent in October 2023, a number of measures have since been rumoured. Companies House have now announced the below provisions that are planned to come into force on 4th March 2024. These changes hinge on the secondary legislation passing through parliament and will not come into…

Property Matters Newsletter: Issue 4

Issue 4 of our Property Matters Newsletter is out now!   What to expect from Issue 4: Where Does HMRC Get Information? Types Of Ownership: Property or Land Rent-a-Room Selling Your Garden – Tax Implications     Click here to read our Property Matters Newsletter: Issue 4.     Get In Touch For more information…

31 Jan: Could Your Self-Assessment Tax Be Reduced?

Could your Self-Assessment Tax be reduced?   For those clients that prepare self-assessment personal tax returns, 31 January is usually tax payment day. This tax will primarily be based on your personal income for the tax year ended 5 April 2023, potentially made up of 2 components:   The balancing payment for 2022/23 (total 2022/23…

Fenland Business Awards 2024: Nominations Are Open!

Nominations for the Fenland Business Awards 2024 are open!   Whitings LLP are delighted to be the headline sponsor of the Fenland Business Awards for the second consecutive year.   Whitings have served businesses and individuals in the Fenland region since 1928 and as such have been keen to continue to support this event to…

HMRC Interest Rates & ‘Time To Pay’: Self Assessment

The forthcoming Self Assessment payment date of 31st January 2024 is looming. HMRC last increased the late payment and repayment interest rates on 22nd August 2023 and this applies to the main taxes and duties that HMRC currently charges and pays interest as follows:   Late payment interest rate — 7.75%   Repayment interest rate — 4.25%…

Autumn Statement: The Follow Up

Autumn Statement: The Follow Up   The Chancellor used his 2023 Autumn Statement to ‘go for growth’.  He has used increased tax receipts from better-than-expected economic performance to fund a headline-grabbing 110 growth-promoting measures.  Highlights include making permanent the ‘full expensing’ capital allowance, R&D tax credit reforms and business rates support for small businesses.  …

Making Tax Digital (MTD): A Simplification

Alongside the Autumn Statement, the government has announced the outcome of its ‘Making Tax Digital’ review for small businesses. The outcome of the review has prompted some welcome simplifications and tweaks to the regime that should make it easier for taxpayers to interact with the Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self-Assessment (MTD ITSA) regime.…

Autumn Statement: How It Effects Private Tax Clients

Are you wondering how the Autumn Statement effects Private Tax Clients?   This year’s Autumn Statement arrived at a time when both businesses and individuals alike are well and truly feeling the squeeze. With the performance of the economy better than expected this year (according to the Office for Budget Responsibility), but expected to grow…