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Self Assessment Deadline

Self Assessment deadline

With the Self Assessment deadline of the 31st January 2019 for all electronic tax returns (paper returns had to be filed by October 31st) speedily approaching. Dont leave it to late! HMRC are expecting more than 11.5 million tax returns to be submitted before the deadline. Last year over 750k people completed their ’18 return … Read more

Tax Investigation Insurance

Tax investigation insurance

Many businesses will face a routine tax investigation from time to time. More serious investigations are likely if HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) suspects your tax returns are inaccurate. HMRC has now put small businesses under the microscope and are chasing the estimated £33 billion that is missing from the tax bill. How will i … Read more

Making Tax Digital (MTD)

Making Tax Digital

From April 2019, VAT registered businesses with an annual turnover in excess of £85,000 will be required to keep their records in a digital format and submit VAT returns using Making Tax Digital (MTD) compatible software. HM Revenue & Customs has been charged by the government to modernise the current tax system. Over the past … Read more

Annual Investment Allowance

Annual Investment Allowance increase

Temporary increase in the annual investment allowance The annual investment allowance (AIA) provides a 100% allowance on qualifying expenditure, subject to an annual limit. Budget 2018 announced a temporary two-year increase in this limit from £200,000 to £1,000,000 from 1 January 2019. As with previous changes to the limit, transitional rules will apply to businesses … Read more

Charity Taxes

Charity Taxes explained

The Government has announced it will introduce a package of measures from April 2019 designed to reduce administrative burdens on charities. These will include: increasing the upper limit for trading that charities can carry out without incurring a tax liability from £5,000 to £8,000 where turnover is under £20,000, and from £50,000 to £80,000 where … Read more

Auto-enrolment pensions minimum contributions set to increase from 6th April 2018!

Auto-enrolment pensions

Please note that if you have staff the auto-enrolment pensions contribution goes up from 6th April 2018 and again from 6th April 2019. The new contribution rates will be: Date Effective Minimum Employer Contribution Staff Contribution Total Contribution Currently 1% 1% 2% 6th April 2018 2% 3% 5% 6th April 2019 onwards 3% 5% 8% … Read more