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Working from Home Tax Relief

working from home tax relief

Employees working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic can continue to claim tax-relief on costs not reimbursed by their employer, but a new claim will need to be made for the 2021/22 tax year. Normally, employers can pay a tax-free allowance of up to £6 per week/£26 per month to employees required to work … Read more

Self Assessment Payment Plan

Self Assessment Payment Plan

The deadline for paying outstanding tax liabilities or setting up a Self Assessment payment plan is the 1st April. This will avoid incurring penalty charges for Self Assessment. Last month, HMRC said that due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, they were giving Self Assessment taxpayers more time to pay their tax or set … Read more

Recovery Loan Scheme

Recovery Loan Scheme

The Recovery Loan Scheme ensures businesses of any size can continue to access loans and other kinds of finance up to £10 million per business once the existing Covid-19 loan schemes close. This will provide support as businesses recover and grow following the disruption of the pandemic and the end of the transition period. The … Read more

SEISS Fourth Grant

self employment income support scheme

With the upcoming SEISS fourth grant HMRC have issued new guidance. The SEISS (Self-Employment Income Support Scheme) has been extended until September 2021 there have been some changes to the eligibility. This will now be based on the submitted 2019-20 tax return. Who can claim To be eligible for the fourth grant you must be … Read more

Budget 2021

Budget 2021

As part of the Budget released 3rd March, 2021 the UK Government has announced further support for employers and the self employed. Help for Employers: The personal tax allowance will increase from £12,500 to £12,570 for the new tax year 2021-22 and the plan is to keep it at this level until 2026. The higher … 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?

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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