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Marriage Allowance

Marriage Allowance

Marriage Allowance offers individuals the chance to transfer part of their Personal Allowance to their husband, wife or civil partner. This could reduce their tax by up to £250 a year. For some couples, this could mean a backdated payment of up to four years of claims which could be as much as £1,188. It … Read more

Pay VAT deferred due to coronavirus

VAT Deferral due to covid

How to pay VAT payments deferred between 20th March and 30th June 2020. You can pay now or get ready to join the VAT deferral new payment scheme. If you deferred VAT payments due between 20th March and 30th June 2020 and still have payments to make, you can: pay the deferred VAT in full, … Read more

Carrying Over Annual Leave

Carrying over annual leave

Rules on carrying over annual leave are to be relaxed to support key industries during COVID-19. Workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement due to COVID-19 will be able to carry it over into the next 2 years. The Government have amended the regulations on carrying annual leave. This will … Read more

Self Assessment Filing Extension

self assessment deadline approaching

HMRC have today announced a Self Assessment filing extension. Self Assessment customers will not receive a penalty for their late online tax return if they file by 28th February. More than 8.9 million customers have already filed their tax return. HMRC is encouraging anyone who has not yet filed their tax return to do so … Read more

Reasonable Excuse For Late Returns?

self assessment deadline approaching

HMRC will accept Covid-19 as a reasonable excuse for late filing of self assessments, as long as they explain how they were affected in their grounds for appeal and submit the return as soon as they can. Pandemic related personal or business disruption, whether to a taxpayer or their agent, might very well constitute a … Read more

Self Assessment Deadline Approaching

self assessment deadline approaching

With the self assessment deadline of 31st January speedily approaching HMRC have announced around 5.4 million are yet to submit their returns. HMRC expects 12.1 million tax returns to be filed this year. Around 55% have already filed their returns, with more than 6.2 million choosing to submit online (93% of all returns filed). Almost … Read more

Statutory Pay Rates From April 2021

pay rates 2021/22

The Government has announced its proposed pay rates for statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, parental bereavement and shared parental payments from April 2021 (policy paper is here). The rates for 2021/22 for statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, parental bereavement and shared parental pay is set to increase from £151.20 to £151.97 per week. Additionally, the rate of statutory … Read more

VAT deferred due to coronavirus

VAT Deferral due to covid

How to pay VAT payments deferred between 20 March and 30 June 2020. If you deferred VAT between 20 March and 30 June 2020 and still have payments to make, you can: pay the deferred VAT in full on or before 31 March 2021 opt in to the VAT deferral new payment scheme when it … Read more

Self Employment Support Scheme

self employment income support scheme

With the Self Employment Income Support Scheme being extended to provide support until March 2021 HMRC have published the details for the third grant. The Changes The eligibility rules have changed, however a self assessment tax return for 2018-19 will need to have been submitted and will need to show income from self employment. The … Read more