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Declaring COVID-19 grants


Customers who received COVID-19 grant payments during the 2020 to 2021 tax year should declare them in their tax return. More than 2.7 million claimed at least one Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) payment up to 5 April 2021. These grants are taxable and should be declared on the 2020 to 2021 tax return before … Read more

Companies House Penalty Guidance

Companies House Penalty

Companies House updates penalty guidance due to covid delays and workload. Due to longer response times to appeals, Companies House has updated the penalty guidance to add reassurance that they will suspend all recovery action until an appeal has been considered. Those appealing will receive a full reply in due course and do not need … Read more

Proposed Statutory rates for 2022

Statutory rates 2022

The Government has announced the proposed statutory rates for 2022, this covers statutory sick pay, statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, parental bereavement and shared parental payments from April 2022. The rate for 2022/23 for statutory maternity (SMP), paternity (SPP), adoption (SAP), parental bereavement (SPBP) and shared parental pay (SShPP) is set to increase from £151.97 to … Read more

Customs controls 1st January 2022

customs controls

HMRC is reminding traders to prepare for new customs controls that come into effect on 1 January 2022 which will increase checks and customs declarations Under the new rules, businesses will no longer be able to delay making import customs declarations under the Staged Customs Controls rules that have applied during 2021. Most customers will … Read more

HMRC Phone Lines December 2021

HMRC Phone Lines December 2021

During December HMRC will trial reducing the hours on some HMRC phone lines. This is so they can catch up with the build up of work accumulated over the past year. The VAT and Corporation tax phone lines will close on the 3rd, 10th and 17th December 2021. The bereavement line will be open as … Read more