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  • Making Tax DigitalTuesday 1st September 2020

    MTD for VAT to be extended to all VAT registered businesses in 2022

    Since 2019, the vast majority of VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold (£85,000) have been mandated to keep digital VAT records and send returns using Making Tax Digital (MTD)-compatible software. From April 2022 these requirements will apply to all ...

  • Social mediaTuesday 24th March 2020

    Is Facebook advertising right for your business?

    Facebook is one of the biggest social media platforms in the world. In recent years Facebook advertising has become commonplace – but is it an effective means of advertising for your business? Facebook has a huge global audience – it is one of the world’s most popular social ...

  • HousesWednesday 12th February 2020

    Changes to paying Capital Gains Tax on residential property from 6 April

    From 6 April 2020 there is a major change in the reporting and payment of CGT on residential property disposals. From that date, it will be necessary to report the disposal of the property within 30 days of completion of the disposal and pay CGT on account to HMRC. This will be a significant ...

  • HMRC and coinsWednesday 22nd January 2020

    New Year's resolutions to save tax

    At this time of year we think about New Year’s resolutions. It is also a good time to start planning your tax affairs before the end of the tax year on 5th April. An obvious tax planning point would be to maximise your ISA allowances for the 2019/20 tax year (currently £20,000 ...

  • Directors Loan AccountWednesday 20th November 2019

    Keep details of your Director's Loan Account, and keep it in credit

    In a recent Tax Tribunal case the judge agreed with HMRC that a detailed breakdown of directors loan account transactions is required, including dates. The significance is that where the loan account is overdrawn (debit balance) there may be a possible P11d benefit on the director and also a tax ...

  • Electric carsWednesday 23rd October 2019

    Time for an electric company car?

    The government has announced that there will be a zero P11d benefit for the drivers of electric cars from 2020/21. This is instead of the 2% scale charge that was originally included in Finance Act 2017 to apply for 2020/21. The legislation for the change will be included in Finance Bill 2020 and ...

  • Van 2Wednesday 25th September 2019

    When is a van not a van?

    HMRC are being urged to provide clarity and consistency on the tax treatment of commercial vehicles such as VW Kombi Vans marketed as goods vehicles. The need for clarity follows the ruling in an important tax tribunal case involving “vans” provided to employees of Coca Cola. The ...

  • CGTTuesday 27th August 2019

    CGT private residence relief changes

    Draft legislation to be included in the next Finance Bill will make important changes to the calculation of CGT private residence relief. As announced in the Autumn 2018 Budget, there will be a reduction in the final period exemption to just 9 months and stricter conditions for letting relief to ...

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